Navigation


Fabstinent

blending adjective
A self-referential term used to describe a proud, purposeful state of abstinence. Has a connotation of reclamation, as the invocation of “fabulous” is meant to counteract the social stigma around abstinence.
 
Considering the femininity attributed to the word “fabulous”, as well as the demographic of individuals who would abstain from sexual relations, this term is typically used among women.
Etymology : The fab- is taken from “fabulous” while “abstinent” is retained in the new word. The two components were probably paired fairly naturally, as all the blend required is the addition of an initial “f”.
Source : “He’s blocked. ‘Cause this year is about the new, fabulous,abstinent me. Fabstinent.” (Season 5 Episode 1, How To Get Away With Murder, 10/27/18)
Last modified: 3 December 2018


Navigation

# $ & ( - 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 @
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ a ab c e f g u v




Options