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Karen (1)

verb Zero Derivation
To complain about or harass others in a self-righteous manner for not completely complying to a certain set of rules or expectations.
 
Interestingly, this term comes from the name Karen, which has been considered by a wide number of people to represent a certain type of person, especially middle-aged white women, who are seen as entitled or overly hostile. The verb, then, describes the actions of someone acting in such a manner.
Etymology : Zero derivation of the name Karen
Source : “I should put on my mask before I get up because I don’t want to get Karen’d.” (conversation with friend, 08-20-2020)
Last modified: 17 November 2020


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