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shit·​post ˈshit-ˌpōst How to pronounce shitpost (audio)
shitposted; shitposting; shitposts

transitive + intransitive

: to post something online (such as a comment, video, or meme) that is deliberately absurd, provocative, or offensive
"That's when I started shitposting—posting the most terrible things I could. …"Trevor Bazile
… loves to shitpost, stir up controversy …Charlie Warzel
Though we're sure the electronic duo expected the news to prompt … excitement, it has instead become an excuse for the masses to shitpost about the band with a slew of creative insults.Jacob Uitti
I wasn't really aware of the song's existence until someone posted the lyrics to the track on Twitter. I assumed they were shitposting. Making it all up …Zack Zwiezen
In a world where celebrities are part of the same bubbling social media morass as the rest of us …, Carrie Fisher didn't put up with any bullshit. She shitposted on Twitter the same way she lived, authentically and without holding back.Jay Hathaway
Countless idiots shitpost heinous threats but lack the will or means to see them through.Paul Solotaroff
Social media users have … shitposted irreverent memes about the [invasive] bug online …Maddie Bender
The station has been aggressive in its attempts to shake its millennial listeners in favour of Gen Z. … It even tried to shitpost its way to a younger audience, with a tweet suggesting that much of its audience had "aged out," sparking accusations of ageism.Shaad D'Souza
shitposter noun
plural shitposters
A Hobart councillor … has been banned from taunting political opponents on social media during working hours after being accused … of being a taxpayer-funded "shitposter." David Killick


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plural shitposts
: a deliberately absurd, provocative, or offensive online post (such as a comment, video, or meme)
A shitpost … can be a meme but doesn't have to be. It usually has three characteristics: 1. There is an "in-group" making fun of the "other." 2. It's a witty remark or clever observation. 3. It's short and sweet but causes a big reaction in the other party.Daniel Dietzel
Our own Claire Lower has already catalogued one classic form of the genre, the fake cooking shitpost. … If you're not in on the joke, you might see this [video] and think it actually works to cook a steak in your toaster. (It does not.)Beth Skwarecki

Word History

First Known Use


1993, in the meaning defined above


1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shitpost was in 1993

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Cite this Entry

“Shitpost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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