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[ 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).


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Nearby words

guillén, guillén, jorge, guilt, guilt by association, guilt trip, guilt-trip, guiltiness, guiltless, guiltlessly, guilty, guimpe

Origin of guilt-trip

First recorded in 1975–80

Definition for guilt-trip (2 of 2)

guilt trip


Informal. a feeling of guilt or responsibility, especially one not justified by reality. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for guilt-trip

  • Will he be able to guilt-trip, shame, or otherwise compel American Muslims to communicate more with law enforcement?

    How Peter King's Muslim Hearings Help the Terrorists|Jonathan Alter|March 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST