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  • The social phenomenon: IPA(key): /mɪɡtaʊ/


MGTOW (plural MGTOWs)

  1. (aviation) Initialism of maximum gross takeoff weight: the maximum gross weight of a given aircraft, including its own weight and that of everything it is carrying, before being unable to take off.

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  1. (neologism, sometimes used attributively) Men Going Their Own Way: a social phenomenon of (mainly) heterosexual men committed to remaining single and/or celibate due to what they perceive as the risks of relationships, the undesirable qualities of modern women, and the negative influence of feminism.
    • 2007 July 27, MCP [username], “Bachelor Declaration”, in, Usenet[1]:
      This is my command - to spread this Declaration to all MGTOW and never surrender it to outsiders for they have no knowledge or wisdom in living well and free forever.
    • 2012 November 11, BetterOffSingle [username], “New Video: Why MGTOW is the new PUA!”, in, Usenet[2]:
      The MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) movement began as a way for desperate men to avoid exploitation by women.
    • 2013 April 23, Revelations [username], “Re: The Victory (Over Semiramis) Is the Lord's”, in, Usenet[3]:
      Is Zed the Zenpriest still around, or has Mr. Elam permanently retired that persona in favor of its MGTOW philosophy of copping out from the real world?
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:MGTOW.

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