Twink

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does Twink mean?

A twink is a gay man with particular characteristics such as general physical attractiveness, lack of body hair, slim/fit and with a youthful look.

Typically, a young man in his late teens – early twenties.

Twinking however, is a term used in role-playing games.

It involves using a high-level character to obtain superior loot and equipment to then provide it to a lower level character, which would be unable to obtain the equipment itself.

This causes the lower level character to become more successful than other players on the same level.

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Origin


What's the origin of Twink?

The exact origin is somewhat unclear, as certain dictionary’s – such as The Oxford Dictionary – claims that the term originates from the 1970’s, while others suggest it has connections to the old british slang “twank”, meaning “a submissive homosexual prostitute”.

Other suggestions is that it is short for Twinkie, a small, ovoid sponge cake dessert with a cream filling, having sexual references  to a penis.

Spread and Usage


How did Twink spread?

The twinking term is widespread in the gaming culture, especially MMORPG games such as World of Warcraft.

The slang “twink” as a description is used in gay subcultures, in books, describing boyish looking gay men, and a popular subgenre in gay adult entertainment.

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Published: 03/11/2020 by | Last updated: 02/12/2021 | 246 views | Report error



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