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To pretend a sorrow that one doesn’t in fact feel, to create a hypocritical show of emotion. The idea comes from the ancient belief that crocodiles weep while luring or devouring their prey.
You see that bitch Jasmine Trias on American Idol last night with those crocodile tears?
by Karsh May 13, 2004
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Fake tears for the purpose to look like you understand or because it's the appropriate thing to do
She didn't care that her father-in-law just died, but she cries those crocodile tears anyways, pretending to feel the pain.
by sprinkes_in_my_frosting February 12, 2008
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You just pretend to cry but u are not really... based of real crocodiles tearing up when they attack their prey.
Paul- *falls, gets 1 little bruise, and cries in a fake way.*
Betty- I don't believe u! U are just using crocodile tears just for attention!
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Fake crying, usually used to get something you want.
My dad was mad at me so I used crocodile tears to get him to stop. It worked, and he gave me a chocolate bar because he felt bad!
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by silly_Gurl March 11, 2018
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