thirst trap

thirst trap

1. The act of posting a sexy or alluring photo of oneself on social media in an attempt to elicit likes or attention, often from one person in particular (such as an ex or a crush). A: "Whoa, look at all those likes!" B: "I'm not gonna lie—that pic was a thirst trap so that my ex can see what he's missing out on."
2. Someone who one considers very attractive, usually on social media. Did you see that shirtless pic Ryan posted today? Man, he's a real thirst trap.
See also: thirst, trap
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The roof terrace - the real thirst trap, with views of the castle and various quirky forms of transport repurposed into catering facilities - was open.
Such thirst trap behavior has led some fans to abandon their love of the heartthrob.
Such thirst trap behaviour has led some fans to abandon their love of the heartthrob.
Thirst trap, thirst trap, walking thirst trap, gonna be crazy."
It is why Serena van der Woodsen and Marissa Cooper need only bat an eyelash to get away with their often heinous behavior, and why all the male actors on "Riverdale" post thirst traps on Instagram.