circle jerk

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circle jerk (plural circle jerks)

  1. (vulgar, slang) A group of males masturbating ("jerking off") together (with or without interpersonal contact).
  2. (vulgar, derogatory, slang) Any group or group activity indulging in excessive mutual praise.
    • 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.
  3. (vulgar, Internet slang) An online community where a group of people form an echo chamber.
  4. (drug user slang) A person who shares syringes when injecting drugs.



circle jerk (third-person singular simple present circle jerks, present participle circle jerking, simple past and past participle circle jerked)

  1. (vulgar, slang) to participate in a circle jerk