attention whore


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attention whore

A derogatory term for someone who seeks attention in desperate, obvious, or inappropriate ways. Although it is gender neutral, it is more often used against women. Why do you always act that way at parties? It's like you're an attention whore or something.
See also: attention, whore
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The victims were called attention whores for calling the boys out publicly.
Gather a group of like-minded attention whores and strip naked, of course, along with whatever dignity remains alter a lifetime of getting by on looks alone.
It was a marriage between attention whores and attention whores -- same people," said Le, who works behind the scenes at the adult-video label DVSX, for which she is an occasional director.
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