[Ads-l] Negging

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 6 18:42:09 UTC 2019

Just came across this word. Don't remember seeing it.

Wikipedia says: Negging is an act of emotional manipulation whereby a
person makes a deliberate backhanded compliment or otherwise
flirtatious remark to another person to undermine their confidence and
increase their need of the manipulator's approval.[1] The term was
coined and prescribed by the pickup artist community,[1] several of
whose members have proposed it as an effective method to build


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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