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aka "involuntarily celibate", a person (usually male) who has a horrible personality and treats women like sexual objects and thinks his lack of a sex life comes from being "ugly" when its really just his blatant sexism and terrible attitude. incels have little to no self awareness; even when they see other "ugly" men with girlfriends, they consider these men to be tricksters who have somehow beat the system and can get women despite being cursed with unattractiveness (in other words, theyre respectful to women and women are attracted to their personalities, but incels cant comprehend such a phenomenon). they believe that women owe them sex, and many of the more extreme incels like to spend time in incel communities on the internet coming up with ways to make women have sex with them (often involving genocide of people of color, genocide of "Chads" (men who have sex), taking rights away from women, raping them, having sex with women's dead bodies, and other horrid, disgusting things. they cant understand that that is PRECISELY why women want nothing to do with them).
I'm pretty sure Ryan is an incel. Yesterday he made a facebook post about how all women are shallow and exist to torture men by "denying" them sex, as if sex is something people "deserve", and not a privilege given by potential sexual partners that should be respected.
by lizalfoe August 08, 2017
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"Involuntary Celibate". A frustrated virgin who feels as if the world owes them sex. A self-described 'incel' is highly likely to blame their virginity on the other 6,999,999,999 people on the planet rather than consider that maybe the problem lies inward.
Mark's started calling himself an 'incel', because he can't get laid.
by ZenJ November 13, 2013
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involuntary celibate: someone who is celibate but doesn't want to be
"He's an incel. He tries to get dates every week but gets turned down all that time."
by Tojonto March 08, 2007
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Incel means Involuntary Celibate, a person who, if you take the term literally, can't have sex despite wanting to. In practice this goes beyond simply having sex and enters the realm of having no possibility of finding a partner, either to get validation, love, or acceptance from. Sex is mostly secundary, though just like in every group a minority of incels disagrees.
Ron cannot find a sexual partner due to his recessed maxilla, therefore he is an incel
by weedtbhtbh June 02, 2018
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Abbreviated term for the compound 'Involuntary Celibate'. In Darwinian terms a person deemed 'least fit to reproduce', manifested in social terms as someone unable to copulate due to the absence of even a single willing partner. More typically male than female. Hangs around on internet forums generally blaming females for this undesirable condition. Unable to compete on the level playing field of sexual equality can be seen clamouring for a return to the middle ages where all that was needed to nab a woman was two cows and a quarter acre. Could be considered a 'Darwinian loser' whose gene pool is facing extinction unless they address negative personality traits and/or get into physical condition necessary for attraction to opposite sex.
Woman: He's nice enough but he identifies as one of those incels.

Friend: Stay away from him. That's akin to announcing oneself as an unreformable loser.
by YoungCarl November 17, 2017
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An Incel is a human with a. a horrible personality or unpopular core beliefs b. someone who is just ugly as sin or c. a combination of a. and b. As a result of their mixed personality/personal appearance issues they are rejected sexually (incel = involuntarily celibate). Usually an incel expresses resentment and bitterness at their constant rejection, deeming themselves superior and those rejecting them as inferiors or bigots. They are often marginalized because there isn't enough alcohol in this world to deal with their narcissism or constant tear-streams of self pity.

Incels usually do considerable mental gymnastics to see themselves as victims of sexual rejection instead of investigating how they can simply be better humans in order to increase their chances of attracting a mate.
Duane is the biggest incel in the mall. It's no wonder he can't get a girlfriend or any hook-ups.
by RagnarBjorn333 June 23, 2018
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