thirst trap

[thurst trap]

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.

Nearby words

  1. thirdstream,
  2. thirl,
  3. thirlage,
  4. thirlmere,
  5. thirst,
  6. thirsty,
  7. thirteen,
  8. thirteen colonies,
  9. thirteen-lined ground squirrel,
  10. thirteenth

Origin of thirst trap

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

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