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noun
Informal. a feeling of guilt or responsibility, especially one not justified by reality.
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Other definitions for guilt trip (2 of 2)

guilt-trip
[ gilt-trip ]
/ ˈgɪltˌtrɪp /

verb (used with object), guilt-tripped, guilt-trip·ping.
Informal. to attempt to instill a guilt trip in; play upon the guilt feelings of.See also guilt (def. 4).

Origin of guilt-trip

First recorded in 1975–80
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