edgelord

noun

edge·​lord ˈej-ˌlȯrd How to pronounce edgelord (audio)
plural edgelords
slang
: someone who makes wildly dark and exaggerated statements (as on an internet forum) with the intent of shocking others
… his posts contain all the hallmarks of an "edgelord"—an internet poster who intentionally uses shocking ideas, language or images for the purpose of stirring up controversy or upsetting people's feelings.Newstex Blogs: The Wrap

Word History

First Known Use

2015, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of edgelord was in 2015

Dictionary Entries Near edgelord

Cite this Entry

“Edgelord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edgelord. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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