Seeming happy when you really aren't, you've just pushed all feelings away
"You don't seem to be too upset since you guys stopped being friends, you guys were really close. Are u sure you aren't masking?"
by binbo May 09, 2020
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Masking is a complex and costly survival strategy for autistic people. It generally involves intentionally learning neurotypical behaviors and mimicking them in social situations. Sometimes masking focuses on hiding behaviors that people feel won't be accepted.
In that way its like putting on your "social mask" so you can interact with people efficiently even though that's now how you normally act or would want to act if you weren't afraid of being seen as strange.
Autistic person: yeah I learned early in school that I should just chuckle whenever someone says something weird to me because they're probably making a joke or smiling whenever someone else is smiling so I don't look out of place

Non-autistic friend: ohh so you mean like masking right?

Autistic person: yeah exactly!
by PapitasLoup April 13, 2021
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Placing a males testicles into a lady woman's vagina during intercourse.
Yo dude I was masking last night and cum so hard my girl cried
by Masker's Unite May 21, 2013
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same as duct, scotch, athletic (although ironic), video and cassette
Masking Melvin enjoys reemnelson science
by drew March 19, 2003
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An in person meeting of two people during quarantine.
Sean and Joseph have only ever met virtually during the quarantine, now that they're both back in the office, they can have an opportunity to meet mask to mask.
by Christyinca July 02, 2020
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A Cover up for what or who you really are daily .
I'm really sad but I will keep smiling, so I have a mask on.
by Chaleei May 18, 2017
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Putting on a fake face by hiding their feelings.
I feel so down today but, I put on a fake mask by smiling so that the people around me don’t see me as a depressed person.
by DxnnaMad January 30, 2020
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