A sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction. This is done not to actually respond or satisfy any of this attraction, but to feed the posters ego or need for attention, at the expense of the time, reputation and sexual frustration of those who view the image or reply.
"Hey guys, are these shorts too tight?"
"Screw off with your thirst trap."
by Cycklops October 5, 2015
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Any statement or picture used to intentionally create attention or "thirst"
Woman on Twitter: Who wants to come over and put me to sleep? (Thirst Trap)

Men on Twitter: Oh? Check Ur DMs
by Mister GQ October 11, 2011
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Usually a Sexy Video or Photo of someone posted to turn viewer on, can be fan made. Usually hot but not explicitly smutty. NOT P0RN. Ex: Hips, head jerks, kind of revealing clothing, lip biting or smirking.
Bro, I just spent the last thirty minutes watching (enter person or celeb here) thirst traps.
by dRuNk tAyLoR sWiFt December 8, 2021
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/θɜ (r)st træp/

The act of showing yourself in a more or less lascivious manner to attract the attention of the opposite sex and motivate to slide into your DMs.
„Have you seen Charlene‘s story post on Instagram?“
„Yeah, bro! Hot as hell.. That‘s a thirst trap.“
by freshestprince November 11, 2018
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When a someone, usually female, posts a sexy picture of themselves and "traps" thirsty admirers
Damn, did you see all the thirsty dudes commenting on Danielle's instagram photo?? Fucking thirst trap...
by Bodygoalsaf April 27, 2017
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A provacotive photo posted for likes; usually doesn’t even contain a smiling face, just a body/body part instead
“Did you see her thirst trap photo?”
“Yeah, my God, she’s starting to post ratchet pics like Maija!”
by Jobravhoe September 27, 2018
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When a seductive or sultry post is put up (generally by an enticing female) with the sole intent of trapping your sad ass In a sick and twisted scenario. that simultaneously diminishes your self esteem and directly transfers it into the poster sole . This creates a super human being commonly referred to as a model.
Me: Did you see ghat banging hot girl Teresa’s post last week?? Im still thinking about that Thirst Trap she set.

Friend: You know I’m dating Teresa right?
by Wiggskee August 17, 2019
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