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Degen is the shortened version of Degenerate - capitalised because Degens are a species.
They have all the qualities of a Degenerate yet are still somehow less mentally capable.

Origins are Philipp Degen, a Swiss football player.
Yo, that guy just put milk before cereal, what a Degen haha.
by Philipp Degen June 13, 2019
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lil mad is like big mad but the opposite, you mad but not mad to the extent of pullin somthin
"look im sorry i ate your food"
"is cool im just lil mad"
by lilbabiey November 30, 2018
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Gambler, "degenerate" gambler. Refers to card players, racetrack bums, bookies, dice & craps shooters, proposition (prop) bettors. Gamblers consider other gamblers degens, but not themselves usually. Card players consider sports bettors "degens." Sports bettors consider slot machine players degens. Etc
gambler degenerate bookie card player riverboat gambler bettor casino client table game player
by CJRogue September 30, 2012
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A stock market trader who yolos all their money on a degenerate investment in the hopes of it mooning.
TheStockGuy is a degen - he yolo'd his baby's college fund on TAN calls and lost it all.
by October 12, 2020
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A chronic gambler who will bet on any obscure sport you can name, Russian ice hockey: been there done that. Irish ice curling: yep. Korean badminton: bitch please I can name every player
by Andydegen November 26, 2015
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1. A degenerate induvidual. Characterised by a willingness to decline in financial, mental and physical health on an ongoing basis, often by means of his or her chosen party favor.

A degen is one step above the dero or derelict in the scale of madness.
Scozz Walker crawled out from under a miniskip after sacking a fistful of tacktacks and a skinful of tang. He is the ultimate degen!
by ffmmmmfmm September 26, 2005
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Stylish to the max. Any individual who can make friends with anyone
Dude. . .that stylin kid over there has GOT to be a Degen
by boise state March 05, 2009
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