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A warning before showing something that could cause a PTSD reaction. Commonly used as a joke, its meaning has unfortunately depreciated, drawing more stigma to mental illness.
The teacher gave a trigger warning before showing us the rape scene in the movie.
by dogmom5678 April 02, 2017
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A phrase posted at the beginning of various posts, articles, or blogs. Its purpose is to warn weak minded people who are easily offended that they might find what is being posted offensive in some way due to its content, causing them to overreact or otherwise start acting like a dipshit. Popular on reddit SRS or other places that social justice warriors like to hang out.

Trigger warnings are unnecessary 100% of the time due to the fact that people who are easily offended have no business randomly browsing the internet anyways. As a result of the phrases irrelevance, most opinions that start out with this phrase tend to be simplistic and dull since they were made by people ridiculous enough to think that the internet is supposed to cater to people who can't take a joke.
Trigger warning: If you think this phrase needs to be posted before politically incorrect opinions, you don't belong on the internets.
by pottskiller January 03, 2014
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1. An advance warning given to people suffering from PTSD that something awful they have experienced is about to be discussed or shown. Essentially a courtesy extended to people who have already been through more in their lives than most people will ever go through, especially as recovery from PTSD takes a long time and must be done with trained professionals.

2. In the weird alternate universe found only in the fantasies of wingnuts, an Orwellian tactic used by the left to keep new ideas out.
1. (actually happens) Just a trigger warning for survivors who haven't fully recovered, we are about to talk about rape.

2. (only happens in the minds of wingnuts) Trigger warning: today we are discussing the casualties of the Cultural Revolution. Maoists should escape now to avoid being triggered by this information!
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Used to alert people when an internet post, book, article, picture, video, audio clip, or some other media could potentially cause extremely negative reactions (such as post-traumatic flashbacks or self-harm) due to its content. Sometimes abbreviated as "TW."
by raggedyanndy November 08, 2011
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Used to alert people when an internet post, book, article, picture, video, audio clip, or some other media could potentially cause extremely negative reactions (such as post-traumatic flashbacks or self-harm) due to its content. Sometimes abbreviated as "TW."
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A word that makes me want to pull a trigger (albeit, of a difference sort) every god damn, fucking time it is uttered.
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Urban Dictionary is not a website you want to be on if you are easily offended. If you are: Seriously, what the fuck are you doing here?!
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A cocktail based on the non-alcoholic drink called a Roy Rogers. The drink consist of the classic Roy Rogers mix of cola, grenadine and a cherry. However, it is served with a chaser of high-grade horse tranquilizer.
The designated driver ordered a Roy Rogers, but everyone else was able to have a Trigger Warning and were tripping balls.
by The Amazing Dougie June 15, 2018
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