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 popularized by a satirical website dedicated to the Lincoln Park Trixie Society, a fictional social club based in Chicago's upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Trixies are described as "social climbing, marriage-minded, money-hungry young ladies that seem to flock to the upwardly-mobile neighborhood of Lincoln Park." 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." The stereotypical counterparts of Trixies, and the men they usually end up marrying, are referred to in slang as "Chads".
Shane DuBow of National Geographic, reporting about the Lincoln Park Trixie Society website, wrote that 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", noticing that the website looked like a straight-faced parody.
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- Nikki Usher (May 20, 2004). "My love-hate affair with Trixies". Chicago Redeye (Tribune Co.). Retrieved July 7, 2009.
- Allen, Todd (March 12, 2001). "Another Tale of Money-Hungry Lincoln Park Girls". Indignant Online. Archived from the original on April 21, 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Risen, Clay (September 10, 2001). "Lincoln Park Trixie Society". Flak Magazine. Archived from the original on November 14, 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Kaduk, Kevin (2006). Wrigleyworld: A Season in Baseball's Best Neighborhood. NAL Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-451-21812-4.
- DuBow, Shane (2002). "Field Notes From Author Shane DuBow". National Geographic. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Selvam, Ashok (November 6, 2015). "Homeslice's The Happy Camper Aims to Save Old Town From Chain Pizzas on Monday". Eater Chicago. Archived from the original on March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- Elejalde-Ruiz, Alexia (October 22, 2014). "DreamDry to open in Lincoln Park". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- About Trixie (from the Lincoln Park Chad website)
- Lincoln Park Trixie Society Website (archived version)
- Lincoln Park Trixie Society Official Website (Currently inactive)
- Lincoln Park Chad Society Website
- Review of LPTs on Flakmag.com
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