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- (transitive, seduction community) To express or imply a negative value judgement of someone to make them desire one's approval, especially when trying to pick up a date.
(Can we date this quote?), Jessica Knoll, “The Surprising Reasons He Turns You Down For Sex”, Cosmopolitan:
- Women, on the other hand, are wired to believe that men are always ready to reach home base and never turn down a booty opportunity. So when he negs you, it seems unnatural, and you may worry that something’s wrong with your relationship.
- (nonstandard, Internet) To leave negative feedback about in a reputation tracking system.
- I negged the seller who didn't send me the widget I paid for.
2003 June 2, Jim Griffith, The Official eBay Bible, New York: Gotham Books, ISBN 9781592400072, OL 8866306M, page 71:
- It is important to leave feedback to warn others in serious situations, but it is also smart to consider the long-term consequences of racking up lots of negatives because you ‘negged’ someone over a small oversight or a misunderstanding over a three-dollar item.
neg (plural negs)
- (seduction community) An expression or implication that one has a negative value judgement of someone in order to make them desire one's approval, especially when trying to pick up a date.
2005, Neil Strauss, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, Text Publishing Company, ISBN 1920885986, OL 8777451M, page 20-21:
- The purpose of a neg is to lower a woman's self esteem while actively displaying a lack of interest in her—by telling her she has lipstick on her teeth, for example, or offering her a piece of gum after she speaks.
2011, Benton Miller; Travis Wolfe, The Journal: Man's Quest for the Perfect Match, Moon Planet Publishing, page 104:
- As we sped down Lake Michigan Drive, I was still feeling a little star-struck and decided that on account of her uber-hot looks, I'd need to start launching negs at her like there was no tomorrow.
- sheaf (bundle of grain or straw)
Inflection of neg
- nasal mutation of