circle-jerk

circle jerk

1. vulgar slang A gathering in which males masturbate ("jerk off") together, perhaps while standing in a circle.
2. vulgar slang By extension, something that is ultimately pointless but pleases and gratifies the participants. The so-called "group discussion" was just a circle jerk of people who love to hear themselves talk.
See also: circle, jerk

circle-jerk

1. n. a gathering of males performing mutual masturbation. (Partly jocular. Usually objectionable.) There were twelve boys involved in a circle-jerk, and the principal caught them.
2. n. a boring or time-wasting meeting. (From sense 1) That board meeting was the typical circle-jerk that it always is.
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Press is a baby-boomer circle-jerk. The writers love you and you love showing your oldster friends the ink, but it doesn't move the needle.
Deloria emphasizes that Irwin's work is not some "new age circle-jerk where a dozen affluent people spend all of two hours being informed that the world is round and that they can have a `power panther' at their beck and call" (p.
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