Meaning of SHIP
What Does SHIP Mean?SHIP means "to endorse a romantic coupling". The term is most popular in fan fiction cirles. Usually, the desired relationship is not canon in the original story. The term derives from the word "relationship".
It can also be used when talking about real people but the term most often used for characters from a book, film, tv series, manga, or anime.
Of note, when a piece of fan fiction SHIPS two characters of the same sex, it is called slash fiction.
Summary of Key Points
Definition for SHIPSHIP means "to endorse a romantic coupling". This is the most common definition for SHIP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about SHIP:
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Adults and Teenagers
An Image for SHIPWhen I write SHIP, I mean this:
[Many fans SHIP Hermione and Harry even though they were never a couple.]
Examples of SHIP in SentencesHere are examples of SHIP being used in conversations:
- Person A: I think I'm starting to like Brad.
- Person B: I totally SHIP you both!
- Person A: I always SHIPPED Dumbledore and McGonagall.
- Person B: Don't be silly! J K Rowling said Dumbledore was gay.
An Academic Look at SHIPSHIP is a shortened version of relationship and is therefore a contraction. Contractions tend to be formed in one of three ways:
- Using letters from the start of the word (e.g., AMP from amplifier).
- Using letters from the start and end of the word (e.g., Dr from Doctor).
- Using an apostrophe to replace a letter or letters (e.g., can't from cannot).
A Text with SHIP
Using SHIP on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)