Definitions

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

Etymologies

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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.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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."

  • 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

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  • see also otherkins. Of another kind; other, different.

    February 16, 2007

  • People who identify as being partially or completely non-human.

    July 17, 2015