Trixie (slang)

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Trixie is a generally derogatory slang term referring to a young urban white woman, typically single and in her late 20s or early 30s. The term originated during the 1990s in Chicago, Illinois. The term was further popularized by a satirical website dedicated to the Lincoln Park Trixie Society, a fictional social club based in Chicago's upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood.[1]

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Trixies are described as "social climbing, marriage-minded, money-hungry young ladies that seem to flock to the upwardly-mobile neighborhood of Lincoln Park."[2] Another description calls them "the women with Kate Spade bags for every day of the week; the ex-sorority girls still lusting after big, dumb jocks; the women who go to law school to find husbands."[3] The stereotypical counterparts of Trixies, and the men they usually end up marrying, are referred to in slang as "Chads".[4]

According to National Geographic, the Trixie stereotype describes a "blond, late-twenties woman with a ponytail who works in PR or marketing, drives a black Jetta, gets manicures and no-foam skim lattes."[5] Trixies typically also have a dog (a pug, puggle or shiba inu) and know all of the other neighborhood dog owners by their dog's name.[citation needed] Labrador Retrievers are also popular amongst Trixies.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikki Usher (May 20, 2004). "My love-hate affair with Trixies". Chicago Redeye (Tribune Co.). Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.indignantonline.com/humor/trixie.htm
  3. ^ Flak Magazine: Review of The Lincoln Park Trixie Society, 08-20-01
  4. ^ Kaduk, Kevin. Wrigleyworld: A Season in Baseball's Best Neighborhood (NAL Hardcover, 2006) ISBN 978-0-451-21812-4
  5. ^ National Geographic Online http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0205/feature7/assignment1.html

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