Whaling

Meaning

Acting like a breaching whale

Whaling is a slang term for when a person mimicks the movements of a whale breaching out of the water. The "whaling" action involves one or more persons out of sight from the camera that pop up like a whale out of the water.

The fad was made popular in 2014 on Vine, which is a social media site where users can upload "snippets" of video that can last no more than six seconds. The more bizarre or public the location of the whaling, the better.

Example

"Is that guy lebroning?
No, he's whaling, free willy!"
Whaling in the office

Whaling in the office

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017

Whaling definition

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