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An attention whore is anyone who is desperate for attention and do anything, including degrading or humiliating themselves to get it. Usually have low self esteem and absolutely no respect for themselves. Typical examples are girls in school that suck dick to get guys to like them and then act surprised when guys treat them like shit and girls call them hoes, and high and middle school girls that willingly pass out nudes and porn of themselves to get idiotic and phony compliments like "you're so hot". Most attention whores know how pathetic they are but are always willing to sacrifice what little dignity they have left for attention.
Damn, look at Hannah giving out nudes of herself all over school. What a pathetic attention whore.
by oceancats April 05, 2017
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Label given to any person who craves attention to such an extent that they will do anything to receive it. The type of attention (negative or positive) does not matter.
You're such a GD attention whore!
by Jonny_B May 09, 2003
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A person who's willing to do something extremely drastic just for all eyes to be on them.

"Did you see how stacy cut all her hair off?"
"What an attention-whore."
by Teh Shit February 04, 2008
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A pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1.is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention
2.interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior
3.displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
4.consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
5.has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail
6.shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion
7.is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances
8.considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are.

Basically, a drama queen
Evelyn is such an attention whore. I hate her.
by Lala March 18, 2005
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A person who is constantly looking for attention that he/she can never get in real life. It's also possible that this person has a really crappy life and proceeds to hide it and pretend that he/she's above the people he makes fun of. It is the sole reason why this person constantly screams about his opinion on the internet, looking up videos a bout things he hate and then leaving links to his/her own crappy videos just to get views. This person will also go through great lengths to try and find people that agree with them in hopes of finally getting the sense of belonging somewhere.
An example of an online attention whore would be this guy : alexsavov2 or his alter ego : oldsaviboy

This person is the epitome of attention whores. He constantly goes to every Frozen related posts just to scream that he hates and then proceeds to leave links to his videos about him screaming how he hates Frozen. Sometimes you even see him on videos that have nothing to do with Frozen and then this guy brings it up out of nowhere and then proceeds to scream some more of how much he hates like we get it! Shut up about this damn movie it's been two years! Move on, you're acting no better than the immature Frozen fanboys/fangirls.
by Excorcist225 October 08, 2015
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in addition:
females on message boards and chats usually visited by guys(gaming, skating, heavy metal) who make a big deal of being female. they will post pictures and links to pictures of themselves scantily clad so the guys will tell them how hot they are. and they will.
new topic: "hotsk8tergurly: hi guys! am i the only girl here???? :-?"
"no you're not."
"well, here are some pix of me at the beach! ^^ :D"
"Woooah, you're hot!"
"thx! you really think so? *blushesreallyhard*"
by icandoitbetter March 26, 2005
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A person who is ready to do just about anything to get attention. Both pathetic and desperate.
"That guy on TV is going to dig out his kidney with his bare hands and then eat it. What an attentionwhore."
by march hare October 19, 2005
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