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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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 9, 2021
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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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A trend on social media where the creator intentionally sexualizes/over sexualizes themselves to accomplish 3 basic things

1) Grow their following (people on the internet are 3x as likely to follow someone they find attractive)

2) Receive a lot of likes
3) Receive positive affirmations about their body.
"Wow my most recent thirst trap blew up, it has almost 10k likes!
by NeoPaganGirl November 23, 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 28, 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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