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When someone acts/ or is so embarrassing or awkward , it makes you feel extemely ashamed and/or embarrassed.
"Hey that guy over there is cringy"
"Are you kidding Francis is the definition of cringe!"
by Hugo Mc'LongSchlong February 07, 2017
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That throw-up/drink-bleach feeling you get when you watch Jacob Sartorious's music video "Sweatshirt"
Person 1: OMFG have you watch that pasty white kid's video "Sweatshirt"?
Person 2: Yeah! That was worthy of a massive cringe
by Titanium Bobcat August 15, 2016
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Cringe comedy is a specific genre of comedy, where the intent is to make you uncomfortable rather than make you laugh.
Example of a cringe worthy individual: A fedora-wearing misanthrope who also happens to enjoy My Little Pony and always complains about being "forever alone". Sometimes, he carries fake swords and attaches fake furry tails to his pants and walks around in public pretending he is not human. He spends his days browsing 9Gag and talks about memes on his facebook page. He says "lol" out-loud. He is unemployed and lives in his mother's basement. He prides himself in his sense of humor, where his favorite "joke" involves screaming "D'OH!" in a Homer Simpson voice. He often incorporates the french word "Le" prior to nouns in order to make them funnier. For example, I went to le shopping mall and bought myself le fedora. He uses this word because he doesn't know how to be funny so he resorts to stale Reddit jokes.

The Cringe Channel ( is a comedy site full of examples which perfectly exemplify this type of person
by Le Fedora XD June 03, 2013
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Before the internet trolls changed the meaning of this word, "cringe" was a verb used to express embarrassment or disgust.

Now, this word is mostly used to define something that you dislike or do not understand. Internet trolls use this word as an insult towards people in fandoms, with bad grammar, or both combined. Trolls also use this word to describe memes on some occasions.
1: It smells like cat vomit in here. *cringe*

2: That YouTube video was pure cringe.

3: Troll: youre cringe

4: Troll: All of those overused memes are cringe.
by Screech McGee July 15, 2016
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UK slang. An extremely awkward, uncomfortable situation caused by a person, group of people or environment, causing extreme embarrassment. The resultant effect on the surrounding non-cringe people is usually shame, chagrin or vexation or a combination of these.
1. "Mate, I can't believe that Fred was wasted and tried to get with a guy. Absolute cringe."

2. "Mate, I can't believe that Fred got wasted and fell down the stairs naked in front of that girl he fancied. That was cringe. Solid banter though."

2. The epitomy of "cringe":
by solidbant2001 February 07, 2011
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