Problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders would probably roll their eyes at.
Aw, crap, I don't know which 1 carat diamond encrusted platinum ring to buy!
by The Debacle Awaits August 11, 2005
It's very easy to mis-interprate the definition of "First World Problems" but once you truly understand the pain you go through when your Wi-Fi wont work or your mum only gave you one lolly instead of two, you just dont give a fuck.
First World Problems: "I'm Hungry"
Third World Poblems "I'm Hungry"

First World Problems: "Muuuuuuuummmmm!! The fucking showers gone cold again!"
by Sk4llsRPG January 1, 2015
First World Problems is stupid problems we have that does not effect our/other lives in any major way.
Compared to third world problems our problems don't mean shit.
Guy 1: (Shouting) Fuck I pissed on the toilet seat.
Guy 2: Sigh First World Problems.
by Sxybich April 7, 2013
The lesser known working title to Canadian singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette's hit song "Ironic".

Many have been confused as to the choice of ironic as the songs title when the lyrics are more unfortunate than ironic.

In fact there in lies the only thing ironic, it was written by someone who didn't know the definition of irony.
If you read through the lyrics you can clearly see where she was coming from with "First World Problems" as the working title as seen below;

1)It's like rain on your wedding day

2)A traffic jam when you're already late

3)It's a free ride when you've already paid

4)It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife

5)A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break

That being said, having the song contain a verse about a husband "kiss(ed) his kids goodbye" get on a plane and have it crash is neither a First World Problems, unfortunate or ironic. It's just messed up.
by cairbre January 10, 2012
A more politically correct term for a "White Whine." However, both terms remain misleading: White Whines/First World Problems are not exclusive to whites or those in the First World, and there are many whites and people in the First World who do not suffer from being over-privileged.
Person 1: I wanna call this guy out on a white whine, but I don't want to be offensive.

Person 2: Why not say he's got First World Problems?

Person 1: Don't you mean Developed World Problems?

Person 3: whitewhine.com
by meta_antioch2 February 18, 2011
And don't talk about the cap of Gil , people who have ocd can't see 999.999.999 what is this? - Raza Lee 2019
That's like, the definition of First World Problems right there
by Laeberry November 21, 2019
Problems almost unique to or prevalent in the first world, which actually refers to the US. These problems include:
- medical debt
- extreme poverty
- identity theft
- credit card fraud
- fake news
- queueing forever in cars for “fast food” and coffee
- conspiracy theories
- gun violence
- normalised bigotry and misogyny
- institutionalised corruption
- extreme bureaucracy
It took forever to get my gronday lartay with that line of carsdang first world problems!
by kiwibiker April 23, 2022