Used to alert people when an internet post, book, article, picture, video, audio clip, or some other media could potentially cause extremely negative reactions (such as post-traumatic flashbacks or self-harm) due to its content. Sometimes abbreviated as "TW."
Trigger Warning for sexual violence
by raggedyanndy November 08, 2011
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A phrase posted at the beginning of various posts, articles, or blogs. Its purpose is to warn weak minded people who are easily offended that they might find what is being posted offensive in some way due to its content, causing them to overreact or otherwise start acting like a dipshit. Popular on reddit SRS or other places that social justice warriors like to hang out.

Trigger warnings are unnecessary 100% of the time due to the fact that people who are easily offended have no business randomly browsing the internet anyways. As a result of the phrases irrelevance, most opinions that start out with this phrase tend to be simplistic and dull since they were made by people ridiculous enough to think that the internet is supposed to cater to people who can't take a joke.
Trigger warning: If you think this phrase needs to be posted before politically incorrect opinions, you don't belong on the internets.
by pottskiller January 03, 2014
A word that makes me want to pull a trigger (albeit, of a difference sort) every god damn, fucking time it is uttered.
Trigger Warning

Urban Dictionary is not a website you want to be on if you are easily offended. If you are: Seriously, what the fuck are you doing here?!
by Shingle My Wagon May 30, 2013
Trigger Warning is a disclaimer for autistic, emotionally unstable people who cannot read certain words without having a self diagnosed 'panic attack' due to their self-diagnosed PTSD. Words like rape, cut, gun, bbq, twix bar, bus, penis, basically any word can trigger a tumblr feminazi into a sweating, crying mess. Rather than growing up, trigger warnings are meant to make people attempt to avoid words that would 'trigger' someone. Clearly writers and bloggers and authors should censor themselves because the hamplanets of the world cannot deal with reading some letters on a screen
*tumblr feminazi browses the internet and sees the word rape*

*has a horrible flashback of the one time she slept with a guy, and regretted it later because he didn't make her cum or her friend made fun of her for sleeping with someone they thought was unattractive.*


*cuts herself with a butter knife*
by Lateralusmaster August 11, 2014
A warning about content, often in more detail than is provided by the MPAA film-rating system.

A trigger warning can also be used to send certain segments of the population (such as men who haven't been raped) into a frenzy of indignation and self-righteousness.
The surest way to enrage an obese male who spends too much time in front a screen is to begin your article or post with a Trigger Warning.
by waterboardingjesus March 29, 2015
A warning often found on blogs to warn people who could have panic attacks or other extremely negative reactions to words or situations that these "triggers" will be mentioned in the text/video/alternate form of media. This is meant to prevent said person/people from becoming upset due to PTSD or other mental disorders.

A common misconception is that triggers are just made up for oversensitive and stupid people and should not be taken seriously or even mocked. However, this is disrespectful and mocking mental disorders and their sypmtoms is extremely rude and a terrible thing to do.
Trigger warning for mentions of rape and suicidal thoughts.
by Please Don't December 15, 2014

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