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trigger warning


noun

a stated warning that the content of a text, video, etc., may upset or offend some people, especially those who have previously experienced a related trauma: a blog post with a trigger warning for rape.

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Nearby words

trigger finger, trigger happy, trigger mechanism, trigger plant, trigger point, trigger warning, trigger word, trigger zone, trigger-happy, triggered activity, triggerfish

Origin of trigger warning

First recorded in 2000–05
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