When it comes to social media, especially platforms like TikTok, you may come across the term OBCD. Originally, it’s a shortened version of the word ‘obesity’ and has been in use since 2008. However, it gained popularity on TikTok in 2022 after a snippet from a popular mukbang video went viral.
In a certain YouTube video, a well-known mukbanger, let’s call him ‘Tomato Tomato’, displayed his neatly arranged food pantry. Tomato Tomato mentioned that he is a bit OCD, to which his partner (the one filming the video) retorted, “Don’t you mean OBCD?”. This part of the video was cut and shared on TikTok by a user we’ll call ‘beekay’, and it quickly gained millions of views.
On TikTok, most users employ the term OBCD in videos mocking the original exchange between Tomato Tomato and his partner. However, on other social media platforms, OBCD is used in a more direct context, substituting the word ‘obesity’ when talking about an individual’s or society’s weight.
Example for using ‘OBCD’ in a conversation
Hey, did you see that TikTok video about Nikocado Avocado?
Yes! It was so funny when his husband said “You mean OBCD?” 😂
I know, right? OBCD is a clever way to talk about obesity without saying the whole word.
Exactly! It’s become popular on social media to use OBCD instead of obesity.
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