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Wypipo is a slang term used to describe white people whose actions come to be mocked or criticized as being indicative of white culture and white privilege. The term is a partial phonetic spelling of "white people" in African American vernacular and primarily used in writing.


Thought likely used prior to its first online appearance, the earliest known usage of the word "wypipo" was posted by Twitter [1] user @DVSblast on October 18th, 2012. The user, responding to a tweet by television host The Kid Mero, about a white woman who breastfeeds her dog, said, "SHOUT OUT TO THE FREAK GOD WYPIPO" (shown below).

THE KID MERO Ф @THEKIDMERO , 18 Oct 2012 "@shakedancer:RT @Gawker: 'Freak': Woman who breastfeeds her dog says it makes her la better mother' gaw.kr/GV3iIB" #CAUCASOIDS 3 thot bop ministries shakedancer 18 Oct 2012 @THEKIDMERO @Gawker srsly s/o to white ppl #wis all day unretired south azn rapper @BIGBABYGANDHI 18 Oct 2012 @shakedancer @THEKIDMERO @Gawker u could tell a white person made the headline 2 cuz freak is in single quotation thot bop ministries shakedancer 18 Oct 2012 @BIGBABYGANDHI @THEKIDMERO @Gawker HAHHAA DVS @DVSblast Follow Replying to@shakedancer @shakedancer@BIGBABYGANDHI @THEKIDMERO @Gawker SHOUT OUT TO THE FREAK GOD WYPIPO 2:48 PM-18 Oct 2012


Since that post, the term has become a frequently used on Twitter, with people using the term to describe interactions that they have had with white people, particularly in regards to racism and ignorance of people of color.[2]

Wypipo: ISIS is Muslim. All Muslims are terrorists Us: But.. the KKK... Wypipo: 6:30 PM-13 Nov 2015 Me: White people talking s--- with no lips. Wow. Wypipo: "Omg you're raci--" Me: truo TV GIF Maybe I'm the one that's crazy but it sure seems like wypipo take slang, run it into the ground, then later demand everyone stop using it 8:16 PM -27 Dec 2015

On January 29th, 2016, Urban Dictionary [3] user yomamahakim defined the term as "Twitter slang or dialect that with read aloud sounds like 'white people' which is its actual meaning." The post received more than 3,500 upvotes in three years (shown below).

Two years later, the term was defined on Wiktionary. [4]

TOP DEFINITION wypipo Twitter slang or dialect that with read aloud sounds like "white people" which is its actual meaning Girl wypipo are crazy, they let their dogs lick their mouths by yomamahakim January 29, 2016 3596 1309

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[1] Twitter – @DVSblast's Tweet

[2] Twitter – wypipo

[3] Urban Dictionary – WYPIPO

[4] Wiktionary – wypipo

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