The slang thesaurus for those old enough to remember dial-up
Noun Someone who thinks that they are being edgy and subversive by being contrarian in their opinions and behaviour. Except they’re not being as interesting or boundary-breaking as they think. Basically, a lot of us when we were teenagers.
A prime example is Trump-era Kanye West, who thinks that being a black man who supports Trump and says that slavery was a choice makes him an independent thinker. This tweet sums it up perfectly: “Kanye, a 41-year-old man, is going through that 15-year-old edgelord phase where you think you’re rebellious by being ‘controversial’ and playing devil’s advocate but in reality you’re just an a ***** e.“(@Yedlin)