The Alternative English Dictionary: angst bunny

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angst bunny Alternative forms: angstbunny, angst-bunny
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) One who expresses, or seeks to evince, angst, especially a goth.
    • 1998 August 19, Marc Sabatella, "Re: Opinions: the New Swing Craze",, Usenet, In the mid-80's we called them "angst bunnies"; then I started hearing "DIB's" (dress in black) and "goth".
  2. One who appreciate angst-filled literature.
    • 1999 May 29, Rebecca Schoenberg, "Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Yankee takes a rest", alt.callahans, Usenet, "Actually, what I liked about 'Titanic' wasn't so much the romance (though I liked that, too) but the detail they put into developing even the background characters, and how they managed to portray the event as a tragedy, not just a big special effect or a bang-wow disaster. Then again, I'm a confirmed angst-bunny.
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