Noun. A coveted status sought after by liberals. Victimhood implies that one or more victims are due some form of compensation from one or more offenders. The sought-after compensation is typically economic such as money, jobs, promotions, awards or opportunities such as college admissions. Intangible compensation is often a secondary consideration and usually not directly related to the offense in question, such as the displacement of blame for general achievement failures.
"You can't repeal affirmative action! What about all those blacks that suffered under slavery?!?"