attention whore

English

Noun

attention whore (plural attention whores)

  1. (derogatory, vulgar, idiomatic) An individual that routinely solicits attention through inappropriate tactics and provocation

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Verb

attention whore (third-person singular simple present attention whores, present participle attention whoring, simple past and past participle attention whored)

  1. (rare, vulgar) To seek attention through inappropriate means or to an excessive degree.
    • 2006, Ray Richmond, "Peacock's perch gives Coulter place to crow", The Hollywood Reporter, 20 June 2006:
      Her [Ann Coulter's] toxicity is more about salesmanship than citizenship, more high-decibel attention whoring than true ideology.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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Last modified on 26 March 2014, at 15:40