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Low-grade insults meant to undermine the self-confidence of a woman so she might be more vulnerable to your advances. This is something no decent guy would do. They say that the assholes get the girls, but I can spot negging a mile away and I reject these fuckers straight off.
Everywhere there is an insecure pretty girl, there is some guy negging.
Negging can be so subtle, it's pratically undetectable.
I was wondering why that guy was complimenting me while putting me down. He was negging of course.
by MadamexXx March 01, 2009
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The act of insulting, deriding, or otherwise putting down of an individual or group by another in an attempt to shake, crack, and eventually crumble their inherent confidence and fortification of self.

Although commonly defined strictly as geared toward women by pickup artists, fuckbois and other douchebag types, the activity is universal in that it is implemented by and against people of all types, genders, etc and does not adhere to any one demographic.
Person 1: I don't get why people feel the need to put me down as soon as they look at me.

Person 2: They're Negging you. They probably see how you carry yourself and, based on internal insecurities that they refuse to acknowledge, arrive at the conclusion that you're too confident and need to be knocked down a peg.

Person 1: But I've never even met them before. And I'm not even as confident as I'd like to be.

Person 2: Doesn't matter if you are or not, you look it to them, that's what they perceive and hence that is what they are going to act on. Maybe stroke up a conversation with them and try to clear that up.
by 2kTriggerz December 14, 2020
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A negative compliment.

Negging is a tactic used by predatory pick-up artists to undermine a womans self confidence leaving her vulnerable to attack.
Note: This is a tactic only used by rapists. Real men do not intend to attack or harm women.

"Last night I was negging this girl to get her where I wanted her"
by Esselean February 26, 2018
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It's a way to pick up girls. How it works is you use remarks to tap into female insecurity; Shake their confidence.
Neg is a negative remark wrapped in a back-handed compliment.
So your neg will confuse and intrigue them and maybe even shake their confidence a little bit, but only enough for them to fall from the clouds and be interested in talking to you. Its way to get threw their defenses at bars and such.
An example of Negging a girl would be:
"You are nearly as tall as me. I like tall girls (LIFT). Are those heels 4 or 5 inches (DROP)?"
You say, "Ahhh, that's so funny ... you nose moves when you speak...... (pointing and being cute) look there it goes again ... its so... quaint ... haha look"
She'll say, "ahhh, stoppp!"*blush*.
Now she is self conscious and having her in this state is where you want her. You have neghit her.
by Carl Rd. November 27, 2006
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To put someone down or express negativity or criticism toward someone, usually in a joking or sarcastic manner.

Related to, and generally interchangeable with giving you a hard time, or to put on blast, though 'negging' is often used retroactively to express that the criticism went too far and was received as a put down.
person 1: hey sorry for negging you earlier, I was just giving you shit because your shirt was inside out. I didn't really mean it when I said you were a dork.
person 2: it's ok, I just wasn't feeling very good that day and I didn't think it was very funny, sorry for snapping at you.
by mogwai_archive April 07, 2019
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Subconsciously, or consciously expressing only a negative perspective of a suggestion or idea.
Frags Oh Plenty: Quit negging so much.

Jeeves Bartholomew: Ok, i will stop negging so much because you have asked politely.

Frags Oh Plenty: I suppose the reason for the stopping of negging is irrelevant so much as to its stoppagering.
by Potato Teeth May 23, 2012
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