In definition, the word teabag is simply:
- a small porous bag containing tea leaves or powdered tea, onto which boiling water is poured in order to make a drink of tea. (Wikipedia)
- a bag usually of filter paper holding enough tea for an individual serving (Merriam-Webster)
However, we are not gonna talk bout the teabag. Instead, the newly invented use of the word has become trendy and it is pervasive in a team-based multiplayer shooter video game such as TF2, CS:GO, and Overwatch. It has been around in the video games for as long as can be remembered.
The definition of Urban Dictionary states that:
- To dunk one’s scrotum into the open mouth of another person.
In this case, the word teabag is the act of squats repeatedly on someone (especially your opponent), imitating the act of dipping his balls on someone. Rather humiliating, especially when there’s more than one of them doing it. (Urban Dictionary).
As you can see in this gif, the player crouches repeatedly in the same position to signify either a mockery to the opponent or, the luck or skill the player has when successfully killing off the other player. Basically, it’s game over for the opponent. You can say that it is generally the act of dunking the teabag repeatedly into the cup and which, being applied to the game.
It is a sacred ritual that it performed when one is as they say “rekt”.
However, teabagging in video games has been widely recognized as an act of offensive remark, toxicity or immature silliness that tries to challenge the opponent in a 1v1 duel. To some extent, it displays a poor (or no) sportsmanship amusing the opponent.
That’s all for today. For more information about the source of teabag, the source is listed as below.
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