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
One who craves attention, and will do each and every possible minute/subtle thing in order to catch someone's attention.
These women, Attention Whores, may: Post pictures of themselves with a guitar they have no clue how to play on their Myspace/Facebook site. Hangs with fat and uninteresting friends to stand out to guys. Joins every Facebook group ever created. Dates an army guy she will never end up with just for the story.
by /\/\ale January 23, 2007
Attention whores aren't always fat. Some look good. There is variety within their group like any other group. But they could not even be labeled a group if they did not have similiar traits. Attention whores will say anything for instant shock value be it something sex oriented or cruel. They will either try breaking down others to make themselves seem more significant or use sexaul wiles and nude photographs for instant gratification. Some may even seem like neo feminist with the snide remark how their dildo can please them better then any man. Attention whores rather have hundreds of accquaintances then just a few dear friends. For some reason they measure their worth by the number of people they talk to instead of the quality of people. Not all attention whores are evil biatches. Sometimes it is a phase of adolescence or early adult hood. At times everyone craves attention or talks about their problems it's just an attention whore seems to suck the life right out of the party and cannot comprehend others have suffered too so their plights do not make them in any way more special then the rest of us.
Wise man say Attention whores have 1,000 people to chat to but none of them are actual friends.
by NightSavior December 24, 2006
Lady gaga
lady gaga is an attention whore.
by smac0099 May 07, 2010
the kind of person who does crazy and shocking things for attention

see also Tom Green and Johnny Knoxville
those guys are such attention whores
by Capt_Capacitor April 25, 2005
Someone who goes around a forum pasting totally different senseless topics. Bumping them for people to eventually take notice. Used as an insult.

Alternatively, it is someone who goes around television and gets celebritized to the extent that everybody tunes in to see what he/she does next
Big brother is also known as a house of attention whores
by Druss01uk July 29, 2004
One who desires attention at the most reprehensible, improper, gauche moments. He/she may wear clothing to appear as though he/she is different from the rest, (could be) spending money loosely, as their pockets permit. This individual may also publicly proclaim their emotions through verbal outbursts, timebomb characteristics, physical rage (i.e. striking any physical object nearby), or weeping in embarassment. These "striking" individuals love flirtation, physical stunts, maybe dancing, piercings, tight clothing (for females), big bling (for men), loud cars, Nike Dunks, the "underground" scene" and more.

Attention whores are not that bad, they may even give reparations to others but somehow will lead them to talking about themselves through indirect compliments in comparison to others.

Perhaps attention whores just need a little love that they have lacked to receive from their childhood. Psychologically, attention is needed, but exhausting it is simply pathetic and clearly a damn shame.

Now, please be aware that attention whores are underground too. They might just be the person next to you.
Look at me!!!!!!! I am an attention whore.
by Lalapalooza August 19, 2006

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