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A korean word that derives from the Chinese characters "love (ae)" and "beautiful (gyo)." The closest English translation of aegyo would be "winsome," defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as "generally pleasing and engaging often because of a childlike charm and innocence." Not surprisingly, aegyo is considered a feminine trait, generally attributed to women who can charm men and elders through a careful balance of sweetness, cuteness, poutiness, modesty, thoughtfulness, and submissiveness. A woman with aegyo knows to blush at dirty jokes rather than guffaw along with her mouth agape. A woman with aegyo knows to let out a modest and appealing squeal and grab tight her date's hand when watching a horror movie.
Some people just hate her aegyo.

Jessica had a great aegyo!
by I love SHINee!!! June 28, 2011
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A celebrity free pass is an agreement between you and your significant other that if you meet said celebrity and there is an opportunity to sleep with them, your partner cannot get mad at you for doing so because you had agreed before hand that this person was your celebrity free pass. It is ideal if both of you in the relationship choose a celebrity free pass so that the playing field is even.
Julia met Drake at a bar, and hooked up with him, knowing that her significant other could not be mad at her, because Drake was her celebrity free pass.
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In practical terms: A Korean word that refers to the act of people (particularly Korean girls) employing a sickeningly cutesy behavior in an attempt to appear attractive (usually towards boys).

When using aegyo, girls tend to speak in incredibly annoying baby-talk voices. This girl sitting next to me at a coffee shop is using this voice on her boyfriend right now and it's taking all my self-constraint to stop myself from reaching across the table and strangling her. But ya know, her boyfriend just bought her coffee and about ten pounds of sweets so I guess it's working pretty well for her.....

Aegyo tip: If you want to be excellent at contemporary aegyo, when speaking to a boy, *always* call him oppa. Yes, even if he's younger than you; who cares about the word's *actual* *correct* usage! Just go ahead and call him oppa anyway, you annoying little fuck, you. And remember: if you say "oppa" after practically every other word, the effect is even more powerful! Wow! (sarcasm)
Aegyo girl: Oppa~! My little belly is so rumbly~ will you take me to a fancy restaurant and pay for everything?? Please, oppa? Oppaaa~~

boy: OF COURSE ANYTHING I'LL DO ANYTHING (but actually I just want to take you to a love motel and get into your Hello Kitty-print panties)

Aegyo girl: Yay~!! Oppa...thank you~^^! But oppa, don't forget to take me to noraebang later and pay for that too, oppa~! SARANG HAE OPPA~!!11!!~!one!!! OOOPPPPPAAAaaAAa

Everyone else in the room: *suicide*
by Joh-eun November 06, 2012
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Aegyo is acting cutesy. Usually used by kpop idols as fan service. Smiley and making heart with ur hands and fingers is key to aegyo. Basically just make you audience say "AWwwww".
"Oopa please do aegyo"

*Mark Lee throws up heartsβ€πŸ’ž*
by StanSuperM November 05, 2019
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