QUEERSPLAIN means "A Queer Person Condescendingly Explaining Queer Issues."

The term QUEERSPLAIN is widely used on social media to refer to a queer person who is condescendingly explaining queer issues.

QUEERSPLAIN is a combination of the words "Queer" and "Explain." It was inspired by the term Mansplain, which has also given rise to an ever-growing list of similar terms, including:
  • Fitsplain - A gym or fitness class member condescendingly explaining fitness training.
  • Gaysplain - A gay person condescendingly explaining gay issues.
  • Straightsplain - A straight person explaining LGBT issues to a gay person.
  • Trumpsplain - A supporter of former president Trump defending his record.

Summary of Key Points

"A Queer Person Condescendingly Explaining Queer Issues" is the most common definition for QUEERSPLAIN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:A Queer Person Condescendingly Explaining Queer Issues
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at QUEERSPLAIN

As it is formed by merging two words into one, QUEERSPLAIN is a portmanteau word. It is a combination of the words Queer and Explain.

QUEERSPLAIN is also a neologism (i.e., a newly coined word or term which has emerged into everyday usage). Some neologisms are formally accepted into mainstream language (at which point, they cease to be neologisms), and some wither until they can longer be considered everyday terms. A neologism can be:
  • A completely new word (e.g., oversharers).
  • A new combination of existing words (e.g., digital detox).
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., sick).

Example of QUEERSPLAIN Used in a Text


See Also

GRAMMAR-SPLAIN (a grammar enthusiast explaining the intricacies of grammar) JOURNO-SPLAIN (a journalist explaining a complicated issue to a subject matter expert (e.g., a scientist)) LGBTIQAPD (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual and/or ally, pansexual, and demi-sexual) LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, and asexual and/or ally) QPOC (queer people of color) QTPOC (queer and/or trans people of color) SPLAIN (ao explain (especially to explain something in a condescending manner)) WHITE-SPLAIN (a white person explaining racial issues to a member of an ethnic minority)