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incel

[ in-sel ]
/ ˈɪnˌsɛl /
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noun
a member of an online subculture of men who want to have sex but are unable to find sexual partners, typically blaming women or hating people who are sexually successful (often used attributively): Perhaps unsurprisingly, contemplation and discussion of suicide features prominently on incel forums.
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Origin of incel

First recorded in 1990–95; earlier INVCEL, short for involuntarily celibate
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