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someone who is living secludedly
Being asked by a police officer she said: 'I didn't see anything, don't know anyone. I'm a shut-in. And I mind my own business.'
by marty41de September 02, 2006
Someone who doesn't like to deal with people all the time. That prefers staying at home and enjoying him or herself over going out with friends. Someone who prefers and embraces solitude and who finds it exhausting to be around large groups of people. Shut Ins, or Recluses as some put it our viewed negatively because they are misunderstood and labled as "weird", or "lacking social skills", this however is a major misconception. Many shut ins, or introverts actually have very good social skills but only use them in the given situation that they are in. They hate small talk and meaningless conversations. They prefer real talk, talk that has meaning and isn't a waste of their time and yours.
Tammy always wanted Matt to go out every friday night but Matt never wanted too, always saying "I don't feel like it", Tammy would say "omg you are such a shut in! why don't you socialize and be outgoing like normal people?" Matt responded "define normal?"
by matthewbrly March 29, 2015
someone who is often more comfortable spending their time indoors. Often preferring to be at home rather than go out, or unable able to leave their home due to old age, illness, or something else.
1. A shut in is often viewed in a negative light.
2. She is a shut in because she prefers to spend most of her time in her home studying, reading, or working online over partying at the local nightclub or spending the night at the bar.
by dracona11687 November 08, 2014
Soemone who doesn't get out very much, ususally due to illness, handicap, old age.
To many a shut in, the internet is their life.
by E-Tommy December 27, 2006
A prisoner or recluse confined to a safe and comfortable area such as the home. The shut in lacks the capacity to regulate a stable social life as long as he or she is so confined, and in addition to a lack of healthy, natural sunlight, will usually become pale, depressed, insane, or generally pitiful in contrast to an outgoing individual. Synonymous with tight ass, worthless, stiff, and EverQuest player.
You fucking lazy piece of shit, maybe if you weren't such a shut in you'd find a nice job or a piece of ass.
by T Hizzle April 22, 2005
Somebody who doesn't get out enough. See loser or loner.
by w00tw00t April 05, 2003

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