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What is the origin of the word/phrase 'butt-hurt'?

Asked by MissAnthrope (21458points) July 20th, 2011 from iPhone

This was not something I had ever heard until recently. Now, I’m hearing it all over, so apparently, it’s a thing?

Where did it come from? It doesn’t make much sense to me. Here is the definition.

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cockswain's avatar

I wish I knew the origin. It’s a phrase I commonly use. First time I heard it was two years ago at a firehouse. One of the guys was describing how another guy got all butt-hurt after they put his uniform in a bucket of water in the freezer. Don’t leave your uniform laying around after shift.

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AmWiser's avatar

Can you use the word in a sentence, please?:\

josie's avatar

It is just a syllable minimalist expedient way of saying the still currently fashionable… “I am appalled and devastated”

TexasDude's avatar


As an adjective: “Anytime someone mentions Sarah Palin on Fluther, someone is bound to get butthurt.”

As a noun: “Arguments between Christians and Atheists are nothing but huge butthurt fests.”

poisonedantidote's avatar

The first time I heard it said was by the mo-fucking fakesagan on youtube.

AmWiser's avatar

Thanks @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard. It’s still not registering, but then again, I’m always the last one to understand.:D

Jeruba's avatar

I’m not hearing it used. My sons are in their twenties, so I keep up fairly well, but this expression hasn’t come up in my vicinity.

AshlynM's avatar

I’ve never heard of it before.

FutureMemory's avatar

It basically means the person is whining about something, as if they just received some rough anal sex.

koanhead's avatar

Someday there will be a B movie poster I can link to when I say this common phrase:

“It came from /b/”

FluffyChicken's avatar

I usually us it to mean, “offended or showing discomfort more than is necessary”

For example “I tripped over his dog and he got all butt-hurt”

SpatzieLover's avatar

It’s not used by anyone I know in my locale. It appears that’s a good thing

Schroedes13's avatar

I can say I’ve never heard this phrase in my entire life!

iphigeneia's avatar

It is rarely used in real life conversation, but commonly appears in many areas of the internet.

It is a reference to anal sex used when someone does not react well to criticism or negative comments.

Strauss's avatar


“I’ll put some butt-hurt on (him/her/it/them)” can be interpreted as “I’ll cause (him/her/it/them) a real pain in the ass!”

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