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Added Dec 04, 2011 at 07:48AM EST by grnarrow.

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Derpina is a nickname mainly associated with female characters portrayed in rage comics. While there are several iterations of the character with varying facial expressions, Derpina is most often depicted with a wall-eyed derp face or a smile in Japanese-style emoticon (^ ^).


Most likely derived from the male counterpart Derp, Derpina began appearing in rage comics as early as in 2010. One of the first documented uses of the name in a rage comic was posted in a “Memes of 4chan” thread[7] on the PokerStrategy forums on February 9th, 2011.

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Later in February, comics featuring Derpina were posted on Tumblr[5] and FunnyJunk[6] and by March, Derpina made her first appearance in a comic on Memebase.[3] In June, a definition entry for Derpina was first added to Urban Dictionary[4] and the first Facebook fan page[1] for the character was established, which gained nearly 22,000 likes by January 2013. In May 2011, Derpina was used in a Yahoo! Answers[8] question from a person seeking solace after a breakup.

In November 2011, the single topic blog Derpina[9] launched on Tumblr but only made a handful of posts before it stopped updating in August 2012. An additional Facebook fan page[11] for Derpina featuring Spanish language rage comics was established in January 2012, gaining nearly 45,000 likes within a year. As of January 2013, there are more than 1100 pieces of Derpina fanart on deviantArt[10] and nearly 900 mentions of Derpina on Reddit.[12]

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[1]Facebook – Derpina

[2]Memebase – Posts tagged “derpina”

[3]Memebase – Can I?

[4]Urban Dictionary – Definition for “derpina”


[6]FunnyJunk – i don’t repeat myself derp

[7]PokerStrategy – Memes do 4chan

[8]Yahoo! Answers – My girlfriend Derpina left me.?

[9]Tumblr – Derpina

[10]deviantArt – Search results for “derpina”

[11]Facebook – Derpina

[12]Reddit – Search results for “Derpina”

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