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).
    • 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.
  2. (vulgar, derogatory, slang) Any group or group activity indulging in excessive mutual praise.
  3. (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?)
  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