Somebody who frequents internet message boards and chat rooms and tries to project an image of being a badass
. Typical internet tough guy behavior may include:
- Claims to be a master of any number of martial arts styles.
- Claims to be incredibly strong and physically fit.
- Threatens violence against other message board members or chat room users who anger or annoy him.
- May claim to an ex-Marine, ex-Special Forces, or gangsta
- Makes exaggerated claims about his own sexual prowess and ability to seduce women.
Most internet tough guys are liars, and are actually angry, socially-awkward young males who use the internet as a place to act tough because they can't pull it off in real life.