slut-shame

[ sluht-sheym ]
/ ˈslʌtˌʃeɪm /

verb (used with or without object)

Slang. to publicly humiliate or shame (a woman) for engaging in promiscuous or premarital sex:sexually active girls who get slut-shamed.

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Origin of slut-shame

First recorded in 2010; slut + shame

Words nearby slut-shame

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