fence sitter

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Etymology[edit]

fence +‎ sitter, from the verb sit on the fence.

Noun[edit]

fence sitter (plural fence sitters)

  1. One who takes neither side of an argument or controversy, but maintains a neutral position.
  2. (potentially offensive) One who is bisexual, or who is uncertain about his or her sexual orientation.
    • 2007, Adrian Tomine, Shortcomings (graphic novel), →ISBN, page 65:
      What...? EW. You scored with the fence-sitter?

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