used to describe something that is very plain or bland. nothing special.
"she's a sweet girl, but she's very vanilla"
by puffallday February 13, 2010
A sweetly-scented pod used to flavour sweet foodstuffs and drinks; as well as being a common note in perfumes.

See Positive
Also: A term used to describe someone not involved in the BDSM community]

NEGATIVE (Mostly about women, but can also apply to men)
A person who is at least one of the following
+Unadventurous (In everyday life and/or sexually)
+Only follows the mainstream or whatever is popular with their friends
+Overtly concerned with not being seen as a loser to their outside world i.e. No admittance to having social flaws, only consuming the "right" brands and being seen in the "right" places in the "right" clothes with the "right" face for the surroundings and their friends. More often than not, "right" seems to approximate to being grown-up and/or sophisticated
+Not interested in broadening their mind
+A sheep
+innocuous on the outside but can - ALTHOUGH NOT ALWAYS - actually be an obnoxious gossip
+Believes the opposite sex is completely alien and acts in a pathetic way about them {For an example, see^}
+Plays thick and/or genuinely is dumb
+Tends to do the same things
+Go to the "right" kind of nightclub and then bleat about how they only play a good song every half hour
+Plays up to gender roles which are dictated to them somehow, somewhere, and for no good reason
+Apathetic about current issues that affect them, or pretends to be
POSITIVE: "Mmmm! Vanilla milkshake... my favourite."

NEUTRAL: *someone talking to a kinkier friend* "Eh, I'm not into being hogtied by my lover... I'm just an old-fashioned romantic vanilla guy like that."

Vanilla is one of the base notes in Hypnotic Posion by Dior
Essie: ^"Oh my god! He told me he'd call me yesterday, but he didn't. Does that mean he doesn't like me?"

OR "Why are guys so weird? What the hell do they THINK about?"

OR "I wish I lived in the 19th century, because then I'd be comfortable marrying for money"

OR "Have you seen - e.g. - The Inbetweeners OR Coronation Street OR F.R.I.E.N.D.S.?

Emma (If she had the guts to voice her thoughts) I DON'T KNOW! YOU ASK HIM! Ugh, *WHY* are vanilla girls so weird? How do guys ever find them remotely attractive?

OR Yikes, bit of a Barlow girl attitude there!

OR Eh, I've seen few episodes/No, I don't watch it (because it's bloody boring and represents how dull this vanilla society is)!

This vanilla society does not accept polyamoury and considers everything you do away from your partner to be cheating. Marriage, commitment and monogamy are what matters to the vanilla.

NEGATIVE 3: My boyfriend OR girlfriend is really crap in bed - (s)he's *so* vanilla
by _:_:_ July 01, 2012
Nature's favorite form of torture. It smells wonderful, but tastes FUCKING AWFUL by itself. This means you experience and desire great tastes, but don't actually get to satisfy your want. Quench your need. Make you happy. Oh no, you can only smell and wish.

(While some coffee is like this in the fact that it smells better than it tastes, vanilla smells better than any coffee I've ever smelled. Vanilla > You.)

It's also the most common ice cream flavor.
*Man first discovered vanilla*

Hmmm... this smell good. *drinks* ... *spits out* MAN, THIS TASTE LIKE SHIT!

Why, WHY does this odor torture me so?
The scent fills my nose with wonderful thoughts... yet my mouth lacks the same feeling. *cries*
by ~The Nameless One~ May 16, 2005
A song by the singer, Gackt. It tends to make fangirls squee and laugh hard. Especially the ones who've seen the live video.
"Did you see the live video for Vanilla?"
"Yes, it made me squee."
by Neo January 18, 2005
The old-school version of a video game. E.g. the original Street Fighter instead of Super Street Fighter 4
I'm really stoked about Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but I'd rather play the vanilla for now.
by 1337ChunChun December 08, 2010
Slang term used by gay men to describe American males of European descent. Often used as code when in the company of unsuspecting straights.
Just because my date is a blue eyed blond doesn't mean that I only like vanilla!
by rici45 March 17, 2010
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