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- (vulgar, slang) A group of males masturbating ("jerking off") together (with or without interpersonal contact).
- 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
- This is Melville's real heaven, an all-male platoon, each with his hand in someone's pocket. The circle jerk is another Romantic uroboros.
- (vulgar, derogatory, slang) Any group or group activity indulging in excessive mutual praise.
- (vulgar, Internet slang) An environment (especially an online community) in which people express or validate a narrow set of ideas and feelings.
- (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (drug user slang) A person who shares syringes when injecting drugs.
- (environment which validates a limited set of ideas and feelings): echo chamber, filter bubble, hugbox (offensive), mutual admiration society
online echo chamber