A loaded question is a question with a false or questionable presupposition, and it is "loaded" with that presumption.
The question "Have you stopped beating your wife?" is a loaded question that presupposes that you have beaten your wife prior to its asking, as well as that you have a wife. If you are unmarried, or have never beaten your wife, then the question is loaded.
by NIZZLer January 23, 2006
A question that has a hidden purpose behind it's asking. The questioner will usually ask the question to find something out without blatantly asking.
"Hey John, was Chrissy at Matt's house yesterday?"
"Yeah, they're going out... That was a loaded question, wasn't it?"
"Yeah, and thanks."
by mylovedenied October 22, 2005
A question that is asked not to find information but with the intent to cause an emotional reaction from the person being asked.

The questioner asks usually in an emotional state provoking an emotional response. The questioner loads the question the way a soldier would load ammunition into a rifle; hence the question is loaded
But Rev. Al Sharpton, what about the Tawana Brawley case?

Knowing how Rev. Sharpton responds to any mention of that name, any question asking him about her would be a loaded question posed to cause him embarassment.

Question: Why are you such a crybaby?
Answer: You don't really want to know why I am a crybaby, you're just trying to make fun of me!

Do you know how to answer a f!@#ing phone?

by KyleB May 01, 2006
A question in which the responder has only one option to respond as, therefore the questioner already knows the answer.
Nate: "Hey, how are you?"
Lisa: "Good thanks, you?"
Nate: "Yeah, I'm Good."

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Nate: "Hey, how are you?"
zabi333: "that is such a loaded question, of course all I can say is good."
Nate: "Yeah, I don't even actually care how you are, just filling up the awkward gap."
by zabi333 April 10, 2013
The type of question a woman asks a man when she doesn't have the money to buy her own chocolates.

This type of question may also be asked asked if her desk has been bereft of flowers for more than two weeks.
So the latest loaded question she asked me was if a pair of pants made her ass look less fat...I just bit the bullet...realized I couldn't win...and called the florist down the road. The owner said she was thinking of naming her newest flower and candy combo after my wife.
by Shane C. Gray March 18, 2011

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