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What Does SPLAIN Mean?SPLAIN means "To Explain" (Especially to Explain Something in a Condescending Manner).
The term SPLAIN is widely used as a straightforward written and spoken abbreviation of the word "Explain." It is often used as a suffix, which is typically combined with a descriptive adjective or noun to create a verb meaning someone who fits the description of the chosen noun or adjective condescendingly explaining something to someone who almost certainly has more experience of the subject in question.
The most well-know example of this use of SPLAIN is Mansplain (a man condescendingly explaining something to a woman). Others include:
- Journo-splain - A journalist condescendingly explaining a complicated issue to a subject matter expert (e.g., a scientist).
- Straight-splain - A straight person explaining LGBT issues to a gay person.
- White-splain - A white person explaining racial issues to a member of an ethnic minority.
- Diet-splain - A devotee of a particular diet condescendingly explaining the "scientifically-proven benefits" of their way of eating (especially to a dietitian).
- Fit-splain - A gym or fitness class member condescendingly explaining fitness training (especially to a fitness coach or personal trainer).
- Grammar-splain - A grammar enthusiast condescendingly explaining the intricacies of grammar (especially to a language teacher).
- Gay-splain - A gay person condescendingly explaining gay issues.
- Queer-splain - A queer person condescendingly explaining queer issues.
- Trump-splain - A supporter of former president Trump defending his record.
Summary of Key Points"To Explain" (Especially to Explain Something in a Condescending Manner) is the most common definition for SPLAIN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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