fridging

fridge

1. An informal shortening of "refrigerator." The "d" is included in the spelling to approximate the pronunciation of this part of the word. How many times have I told you kids not to leave the fridge open?
2. slang In works of fiction, to kill off a female character or have her become severely injured or incapacitated solely for the purpose of motivating a male character. The term, coined by writer Gail Simone, refers to a Green Lantern comic in which Green Lantern's girlfriend is murdered and left in a refrigerator. It's so obvious that they fridged her so her hero boyfriend would fight the bad guy!

fridging

slang In works of fiction, the practice of killing off a a female character or having her become severely injured or incapacitated solely for the purpose of motivating a male character. The term, coined by writer Gail Simone, refers to a Green Lantern comic in which Green Lantern's girlfriend is murdered and left in a refrigerator. It's totally fridging—they only killed her off so her hero boyfriend would fight the bad guy!
See also: fridge