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Someone, especially posting on the internet, who uses shocking and nihilistic speech and opinions that they themselves may or may not actually believe to gain attention and come across as a more dangerous and unique person. Most Edgelords are teenagers trying to seem overly cool and/or over-casually apathetic.
"The human race is a blight upon the world, what's wrong with all you people? Honestly I'm just waiting for the next plague to happen," -Johnny Edge

" Oh shut the hell up you whiny edgelord" -Johnny Everyone
by MontethePython7 February 25, 2017
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A poster on an Internet forum, (particularly 4chan) who expresses opinions which are either strongly nihilistic, ("life has no meaning," or Tyler Durden's special snowflake speech from the film Fight Club being probably the two main examples) or contain references to Hitler, Nazism, fascism, or other taboo topics which are deliberately intended to shock or offend readers.

The term "edgelord," is a noun, which came from the previous adjective, "edgy," which described the above behaviour.
Nietzsche was an edgelord before it was cool.
by petrus4 February 19, 2015
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Goteph/FacemannMcHomme/HommeAuxVisages.

Tries (and fails) to randomly insert edgy shock value content (often in the forms of extreme nihilism, feigned sociopathy, and all-around pisspoor attempts to look cool and brooding when he wants attention) into conversations either edgy content or he himself has no part in, or otherwise does so randomly because he feels the conversation is dead and he wants attention to be focused on him for a change.

Talks a big game and tries very hard to one-up anyone who (rightly) gives him grief for acting like an idiot, but seems to fail at it every single time because he lacks the spine and stomach to uphold or otherwise back up any of the crap he spews.

Probably does all of this in an ongoing and vain attempt to make others miserable with shock value, so as to bring them down to whatever level of misery he likely deals with. If he can successfully do this, then someone's as equally miserable as he seems to be AND he'll have the "superiority" at having brought them down there all on his own. Ergo, it all looks to be an attempt to feed into his ego so that he can feel a bit better about himself.

Would probably be a swell dude if he wasn't trying way too hard to be a Nietzsche wannabe, but he doesn't seem willing or able to examine whatever personal flaws he has in his system and overcome them despite having the exact problems explained to him on multiple occasions. Really a shame, all things considered.
Goteph is a tryhard edgelord who really needs to get it through his head that nobody's impressed or shocked at his antics.
by D9AC November 05, 2017
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Someone very insecure about who they are that they must at all times appear to be 'edgy' with shock value in order to stay relevant. This often means someone who thinks excessive violence and guns are cool, plays way too much GTA and goes out of their way to be an annoying hipster douchebag, often excusing their pretty disgusting selfish behaviour and toxic conceited attitudes by quoting "Beyond Good and Evil" by Neitzsche. They will also find other Edgelords to create cliques with in order to maintain their comfortable Groupthink dynamics and will malign those who do not share their miserable hipster world view.

The most toxic of all Edgelords is an Edgelord Boss. This is someone fortunate enough to have significant power in an organisation due to their Edgelordliness, meaning that any possibility of introspection or change is zero. Working for an Edgelord Boss is the most soul destroying thing you can do in life, and they can often be found sucking the life out of the music, film and videogame industries. It is advised to seek alternative employment if you find yourself working for an Edgelord, or cabal of Edgelords.

The key difference between an Edgelord and Punk is sincerity. Many Edgelords are Faux-Punk because it's a way to make a lot of money selling offensive counter-culture products to young naive adults.

The videogame character Shadow The Hedgehog is the best example of the redundant Edgelord mentality.
"I play videogames like School Shooter and GTA, obsessed with guns and I quote Nietzsche but deep down I'm a cynical corporate pawn with no spine. I am an insufferable Edgelord."
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A young child around the ages of 7-16 attempting to be edgy (usually online) by swearing, or proclaiming edgy statements. The edgelord in particular case is usually trying to seem more mature which the aforementioned subject matter
This edgelord is so annoying!
This kid's definetly an edgelord!
by Tylerader005 October 15, 2017
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A kid probably under the age if 13 years old who thinks that they are automatically “cool m e m e l o r d s” just by spouting the word “cringe” and making a joke about 9/11 with at least no context.
Edgelord: oh lol this kid in a coma is so cringe 9/11 is fake hahaha d a n k m e y m e y s rite????
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Anyone who would act offended by the behavior of "social justice warriors," while simultaneously refusing to shut up about what they think is wrong with this country.
Edgelord: You're all just jealous that your candidate didn't win. #Trump2016 #HesYourPresident

Normal commenter: This conversation was literally about puppies until you showed up.
by SvenTheBold January 17, 2017
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