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When someone is an asshole enough to tell you that you don't have enough qualities to like what you want to like or be what you want to be, solely based on their opinions and experiences, even if they don't know as much about what said person aspires to like / be.
Person 1: I really like (insert band/artist here)
Person 2: Ok name every song, even the unreleased ones, how many words are in each song, and recite them word for word.
Person 1: um..
Person Two: FAKE FAN. You don't like them.

If you didn't pick up on this, Person 2 is a Gatekeeper
by Ikindofhatemyself December 29, 2020
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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1) One who devalues other’s opinions on something by claiming they’re not entitled to the opinion because they’re not qualified, the rightful decision-maker, a part of a particular group, etc.
2) One who denies parental rights by limiting the parent’s interactions or decisions with their own child.
Maria told Jeff he wasn’t allowed to be in Spanish Club because he wasnt a native speaker.

The mother was a gatekeeper when she told her ex husband he was not allowed to take their child to Disney World because she didn’t want him driving that far with her child. “I am the mother and I make the decisions. You are not taking my child that far away from me,” she exclaimed.
by Scrodom July 07, 2018
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Someone who has the mindset that 'if you're not a fan/part of this (famous figure, a trend), you absolutely cannot join. Someone who always make things more complicated, always adds a controversy or an issue to a certain trend.

These gatekeepers are often found in the Philippines, making memes out of trends.
"Hey, avatar is now available on Facebook! Should we try it?"

"Yes, we should. But we need to take caregatekeepers are on their way to make a meme out of this trend."
by r4isins 4 breakf4st September 05, 2020
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In fighting sports, a gatekeeper is a fighter with an established record of toughness, but is not in title contention. Young prospects must fight gatekeepers to prove their mettle and worthiness to proceed into a higher level of competition and become title contenders.
Biff fought a gatekeeper in his latest bout and put on a good performance.
by B@lth@z@r June 17, 2017
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Gatekeepers stand between you and your chosen path. Or at least they think they do.

Im careers, music, brands, relationships, bigger companies.
Don't let the gatekeepers stop or control you from your path of success .

Bowser I'm Super Mario is a Gatekeeper him self.
by Strongl1fe April 27, 2017
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