informal An instance of walking back home on the day after an unplanned casual sexual encounter, typically dressed in the same clothes as the previous evening: if you’re at his and have to make the dreaded walk of shame home, steel yourself
More example sentences
- "My first record was about the girl who stays out all night and does the walk of shame the next morning," she says in Interview magazine.
- However, if you're moved to make that no-strings-attached booty call, just be sure he's coming to your place so he has to take the walk of shame back home the next morning.
- You can't imagine that these pretty young things might wake up in a stranger's bed or find themselves doing the walk of shame, stilettos in hand, at 9 am as joggers stride past on a Sunday morning.
Definition of walk of shame in:
- The US English dictionary