A portmanteau of "happening" and "fap", the latter of which in turn is an onomatopoeia for masturbation. Popularized by the 2014 celebrity pictures hacking scandal, or "Celebgate".
The Fappening is the name that’s been given to the gigantic booty of sexts and other steamy photos that leaked all over the internet after first being posted on 4Chan earlier this weekend
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an event that occurs when someone on the internet releases a large amount of fappable or nude/semi-nude pictures of famous people.
"When those girls hit up the topless beaches in Spain, a great fappening will consume the internet."
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When a bunch of people start fapping out of no where.
Guy 1: Dude, were you at the party when the fappening happened?
Guy 2: Yeah, I started it.
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The day in which the Great Journey commenced as foretold in the Great Prophecy, in which hundreds of nude pictures of various female celebrities, whose bodies many men have salivated over, were leaked on the Internet. As a result of a leak of such biblical proportions, "The Fappening" commenced, which implies that thousands masturbated to these leaked pictures.

8-31-14, Never Forget The Fappening.
Sam: Dude, remember when all those pics of Kate Upton and JLaw went viral?

Tim: Yeah man, I took part in The Fappening.
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August 31st 2014, a day that shall go down in history. On the day of The Fappening ,high amounts of explicit photos of various female celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Ariana Grande were leaked. The internet rejoiced.
P1: Dude did you see those leaked nudes of Jennifer Lawrence?
P2: Of course! Who didn't take part in the fappening?
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A very hard pinch. Usually performed with a pinching gesture.
"Thats the fucking fappen"
"Thats it you are getting the fappen"
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31st of August 2014 saw the release of nude pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton by a based god through hacking these celeberties' iCloud accounts.

The pictures have spread through social media platforms such as reddit and 4chan

/r/Thefappening and the /b/ have been the engines in which has propelled this event into history.
Remember remember the 31st of August for that day The Fappening was brought upon us all.
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