T-pose

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Etymology[edit]

Originally a default pose for video game characters, but spread into real-life usage. Named as such because the person's body resembles the letter T.

Noun[edit]

T-pose (plural T-poses)

  1. A pose in which one stands rigidly with one's arms held out horizontally at shoulder height and parallel to the ground.
    • 2015 May 26, Engländer, Ferdinand, “The T-pose – all about this mighty blueprint”, in Animator Island[1]:
      But most importantly: As we previously established, the T-pose is just a blueprint for constructing the physical anatomy of the character.
    • 2018 May 17, The Classy Libertarian, “Not Only Is the “T-Pose” Racist, It’s Also Violent”, in Medium[2]:
      In order to perform a “T-Pose,” one stands as tall as possible, extends his or her arms outright (in order to form the letter T), and usually does so in an effort to intimidate.

Verb[edit]

T-pose (third-person singular simple present T-poses, present participle T-posing, simple past and past participle T-posed)

  1. To stand rigidly with one's arms held out horizontally at shoulder height and parallel to the ground.
    • 2018 May 15, Hathaway, Jay, “How the ‘T-pose’ became a meme”, in The Daily Dot[3]:
      In 2018, T-posing has become something kids do in real life.

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