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thirst trap

[ thurst-trap ]
/ ˈθɜrst ˌtræp /
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noun Slang.

(on the internet) a social media post, especially a selfie or other photo, intended to elicit sexual attention, appreciation of one’s attractiveness, or other positive feedback (often used attributively): Did you see those thirst trap photos of her post-baby body?Her Instagram account is a thirst trap of foster kittens and rescue puppies.

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Origin of thirst trap

First recorded in 2010–15; thirst (in the sense “strong desire”) + trap1
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