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thigh gap

compounding; noun
the gap between the upper thighs on women while they are still touching their feet together, often seen as a symbol of thin legs
 
“thigh gap” is used often in the fitness and fashion world, but is currently often a point of criticism. The term bears mixed connotations due to the nature of the “thigh gap,” which is actually attained only by genetics rather than any level of working out. Originally, the word was tagged with fitness posts, then used in women’s fashion posts, then it was sexualized, then the source of criticism due to the previous responses.
Etymology : Compound formed from noun “gap” and location
Source : "How the ‘thigh gap’ became the latest pressure point on a women’s self-image” – Article on The Guardian on Nov 2, 2013. Term has been used on social networking site Tumblr since early 2013
Last modified: 4 December 2013


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