Definitions

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  • n. A person who claims or believes that his/her soul is non-human.

Etymologies

From Middle English otherkin ("a different or additional kind", literally "other kind"), from Middle English other ("other") + -kin, -kinne, -kunne ("kind"), from Old English cynna, genitive plural of cynn ("kind, sort, rank"), equivalent to other +‎ -kin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you're a self-identified vampire, "otherkin" or "energy worker," there's a Meetup for you in the Bay Area.

    Boing Boing

  • The body is the wrong gender; or the wrong species (google on "otherkin").

    What does not make me stronger kills me

  • If you Google for "otherkin," you'll get more information on this than you could ever want.

    Hartford Advocate: News

  • I swear, every time I hear the term "otherkin", I just wanna slap the fuck out of the person claiming it.

    Think Ink

  • This group is open those identifying as vampire (sang or psy), donor, otherkin, and to those who wish to learn more about such topics.

    Boing Boing

  • Vampire/otherkin/energy worker Meetup in San Francisco

    Boing Boing

  • It was refreshing to get an old-school werewolf film, instead of all the nonsense about clans, otherkin, "lycans," and such (and for that, I blame White Wolf's werewolf rpg, the Underworld films, and a host of crappy paranormal romance novels that have reduced werewolves to "shifters").

    Howard Hughes and the Hole in the Ceiling

  • But I just can't handle the fursuit avs, or the 24/7/365 "otherkin."

    "So lose some sleep and say you tried."

  • Some people feel as if they're in the wrong body -- they're transgender or otherkin.

    May 30th, 2007

  • At the risk of sounding insensitive or closed minded, all otherkin with multiple personalities, extraterrestrial spirit guides and abilities to teleport into alternate dimensions have been forthwith abandoned.

    anecdotal commentary on this morning's mental state

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