Destiel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Dean and Castiel.

Proper noun[edit]

Destiel (uncountable)

  1. (fandom slang) The ship of characters Castiel and Dean Winchester from the television series Supernatural.
    • 2011, Brigid Cherry, "Becky Rosen, Fan Identity, and Interactivity in Supernatural", in TV Goes to Hell: An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural (eds. Stacey Abbott & David Lavery), ECW Press (2011), ISBN 9781770410206, page 204:
      His overt revulsion is caused by the Wincest fan fiction — the Sam-slash-Dean pairing that also alarms Dean in the epigraph of this paper — and to a Dean-slash-Castiel (or Destiel) kink meme in which Castiel has a crab claw for a hand.
    • 2013, Keren Lopez, "Yahoo buys Tumblr, leaves fandoms in despair", La Voz Weekly (De Anza College), Volume 46, Number 27, 3 June 2013, page 8:
      All of our "feels" are on the line again as they continue to be with anything that involves Johnlock (thanks a lot, Moffat), Merthur and Destiel.
    • 2013, Evangeline Warren, "Confessions of a Teenage Fangirl", INKredible!, Issue 4, Summer 2013, page 21:
      I'm always happy to write some sappy Destiel one shot (a one chapter story, often focused solely on fluff, or pure cuddles) when writer's block is making work on Phoenix difficult.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.