edgelord

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edge +‎ lord

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edgelord (plural edgelords)

  1. (informal, derogatory, Internet slang) Someone who tries to appear edgy by doing or saying risque or offensive things.
    • 2019: "The Death of Fascist Irony" by Talia Lavin, The New Republic
      But the joke, in the end, is that there is no joke. The sensibility of the edgelord -- who pushes the boundaries of offensive humor -- is really one long tumble into the abyss.

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