When someone is pretending to be something they’re not. Can involve lying on social media/internet or lying in real life. Often used in a derogatory sense.

Derived from the original meaning of LARP, Live Action Role Play. When you say that someone is larping and you’re not talking about the literal game, you are saying that they are role-playing in their actual real life. Pretending to be rich, pretending to know about a topic, pretending to have a certain lifestyle, etc.
Amanda: Wow did you see Josh’s new lamborghini on IG?
Max: That’s not actually his, he took a photo of a random lambo at the dealership. He’s just larping like he has one.
by Bongfucker246 April 20, 2021
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Larping (or LARPing) is short for "Live Action Role-Playing". A live action role-playing game is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions. The players pursue their characters' goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world, while interacting with one another in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules, or determined by consensus between players.

The first LARPs were run in the late 1970s, inspired by role-playing games and genre fiction. The activity gained international popularity during the 1980s, and has diversified into wide variety of styles. Play may be very game-like, or may be more concerned with dramatic or artistic expression. The fictional genres used vary greatly, from realistic modern or historical settings to fantastic or futuristic eras. Production values are sometimes minimal, but can involve elaborate venues and costumes. LARPs range in size from small private events lasting a few hours to huge public events with thousands of players lasting for several days.
"I got a ton of exercise last weekend larping. It sure is more fun than sitting around playing videogames all day."
by C. Don Wilson February 13, 2009
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Abbreviation of live action role playing. It consists of dressing up in character with friends and completing tasks or fantasies. Often it involves foam swords and medieval style battle, but can also include any activity where the players dress up and pretend to be someone they are not. For example, dressing up with your friends to draft players in your fantasy league is considered larping.
Even though were not larping to D&D , we dressed up and pretended to be someone else. Its still larping.
by ppopolis April 21, 2018
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Traditionally, LARPing is when a bunch of nerds get together in a field or pasture and beat each other up with foam core swords. In the internet sense, it refers to people who put on a façade and lie about having lives that are far more interesting than they really are.
Post pics if you really have a Lamborghini or else I'm going to think you're just LARPing
by my name is not billy November 18, 2020
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Live Action Role Play

a type of game where a group of people wear costumes representing a character they create to participate in an agreed fantasy world. Uses foam sticks as swords, foam balls as magic and other props to create the games world.
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Used to just mean Live Action Role Playing, now it's also used figuratively and derogatorily in the context of online political discussion to describe people or activities involving absurd adherence to ideals, inflammatory messages, and elaborate outfits or accessories to deliver a sense of association with political groups often just for the social and visual experience of it all or due to a sanitized misunderstanding of activism in general born of the information age. Pairs good with gatekeeping.
Person 1: "I don't get it; how's Bernie Sanders sexist for just... feeling cold and being old or something?"

Person 2: "Oh. LARPers. Ignore them. Twitter is full of people LARPing like this. They don't really care about women or transfolk or any cause for that matter, they just want to make it look like they do."

Person 1: "Yeah. Side effects of leftism being popular, I guess. Also, we don't really live in the US so this doesn't even remotely concern us. We got better things to do and keeping track of all the dumb shit that happens there isn't even worth it for the fun value."

Person 2: "Holy shit."
by amerika ist wunderbar January 24, 2021
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Legacies Role Play System

LaRPS is a roleplaying system in use for monitoring and advancing a players statistics throughtout their roleplaying session. Its prime use is in Second Life, OpenSim and other virtual worlds where avatars use storytelling as part of interactive scenes, which may include combat, in a virtual community environment.
Examples of the use of LaRPS are found in virtual worlds such as Second Life and OpenSim architectures where an MMORPG experience is required.
by LaRPSer June 19, 2011
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