Definition of butthurt in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌthəːt/
US informal


Overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful: they’re all butthurt that she released the album online first that fight the other night was started by a butthurt player from the losing team
More example sentences
  • A few loud, butthurt bloggers do not constitute the entirety of the iPhone developer base.
  • He looked all butthurt - like the finest woman in the world had shut him down.
  • Nobody is going to listen to us if we only get butthurt about religions.


[mass noun]
An excessive or unjustifiable feeling of personal offence or resentment: it’s time to get over the butthurt from last year’s playoffs the butthurt just oozes out of this comment
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  • The issues that arose here are many, but they can be broken down into two major categories: actual, legal issues and butthurt.
  • Let the butthurt continue.
  • Look at the epic levels of butthurt that happened when projects fell through for whatever reason and people didn't get their game, or their electric waffle launcher, or whatever.


1990s: from butt3 (sense 3 of the noun) and hurt.

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