A rhetorical technique used (often by a neurotic undergraduate a with a Yoko Ono tattoo) to deny the existence of irrefutable fact. But this is not its original meaning:

Properly understood, a social construct is a thing that emerges as a result of social interaction. For instance, the price of gold is a social construct—it emerges from the market for gold as an approximation of how society presently values gold in relation to another asset, usually currency.

Social constructs are no less "real" than the price of gold is "real." It's not as real as gold itself, but it's pretty damn real.
by BillieJeanIsNotMyLover July 14, 2019
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If she says this constant enough you decided to look it up- She's easy.
Girl: But it reality, there's no such thing as being "easy", that's a social construct.

You: Oh yeah. She'll put out.
by meinreich February 26, 2014
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A social construct is something that exists not in objective reality, but as a result of human interaction. It exists because humans agree that it exists.
Person: did you know that gender is a social construct?
Their friend: no, what’s a social construct?
Person: A social construct is something that exists not in objective reality, but as a result of human interaction. It exists because humans agree that it exists.
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A theory for people to identify and describe an animal or an object to analyze and to communicate with the world around them. People concentrate on characteristics like height, eye color, and weight to differentiate between animals or objects, instead of race, gender, income status, or nationality. For instance, a house cat is much shorter, has thinner fangs, utters "meow", and he/she is much lighter, unlike a lion who is much taller, has thicker fangs, yells out "roar", and he/she is much heavier, despite a cat and a lion belonging to the same feline family line as distant cousins to each other. Another instance is that a Smart TV doesn't feature any buttons to turn it on/off, to adjust its volume or brightness, to switch channels, its outlets are located behind it, and it is much lighter, compared to the older CRT TV. Universally, everyone and everything is a social construct, but a social construct is not everyone and not everything.
There are social construct words that are not ethnic/racial terms. Examples are "white/Roman" that refers to Europeans and Hispanics/Latinos, "black" that refers to Africans and the Australoid people, "Han Chinese" that refers to Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Wu, and northern Hans, and "Mongol" that refers to proto-Mongols, Khitans, and Tuyuhun. These socially constructed words are used to unify the masses under nationalism against foreign enemies to take back their freedom and to connect to the world. I find it ironic that some people thinking about themselves as "white" or "black", still fight each other over their own individuality and are still slaves to the original white or black elites, who are tyrannizing them and eliminating their ethnic identities to make them follow a single authoritarian ethnicity in the name of the dollar and dominance. It doesn't matter what category we are placed under. In other words, slavery never ceased; slavery has just evolved.
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A term invented by the LGBTQ Faggots to “try to win” an argument but then get proven wrong immediately.
Person 1: there are 2 genders
Person 2: “erm actually gender is a social construct”
Person 1: shut the fuck up pls
by ThordAntifag April 27, 2023
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An argument used by the LGBT+ community which is just straight up wrong and invalidates trans people
Person A: I can identify as whatever I want because gender is a social construct!

Person B: That's wrong, I think you're getting gender confused with gender roles. By saying that gender is a social construct, you make being trans look like a choice.
by maybe human maybe dead June 28, 2023
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