What Does Soyboy Mean in a Text?

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Soyboy means "A Man Perceived as Weak, Unmanly, or Effeminate." It first gained popularity in online forums and social media in the early 2010s. Calling someone a soyboy implies that they are not physically or emotionally strong, and may be overly sensitive or politically correct.

Soyboy is a controversial and divisive term that has become popularized in some online communities, often used by those who hold more traditional or conservative views of masculinity, such as gammons and boomers.

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When I write Soyboy, I mean this:

meaning of Soyboy

"Man Perceived as Weak, Unmanly, or Effeminate"

Summary of Key Points

"Man Perceived as Weak, Unmanly, or Effeminate" is the most common definition for Soyboy on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Man Perceived as Weak, Unmanly, or Effeminate
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at Soyboy

Soyboy is a neologism. A neologism is a newly coined word or phrase that has recently come into use or has been created to describe a new concept, idea, or phenomenon. Neologisms can be created in any language and can take different forms, such as:
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., mood, sick, tweet, viral).
  • A completely new word (e.g., fomo, selfie, emoji).
  • A new combination of existing words, or words with prefixes or suffixes (e.g., soyboy, digital detox, situationship, oversharers, antifragile).
Neologisms are often the result of changes in technology, culture, or social norms, and they can be found in fields such as science, technology, politics, and popular culture. Some neologisms become widely used and enter mainstream vocabulary, while others remain obscure or limited to specific communities or contexts.

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