The Brief: The term "eGirl" is a degrading way to describe a girl or woman who is active online in gaming communities.


Similar to a girl gamer or gamer girl, an “eGirl,” is a stereotype of a girl or woman who plays video games and/or streams on YouTube or Twitch solely for male attention. Varying definitions of the term suggest that an eGirl is a type of internet THOT who teasingly flirts with men, for online validation or clout.

There is some overlap between the terms “eGirl” and “cam girl.” However, “eGirl” is usually a sexist insult, whereas “cam girl” is the title of an occupation and form of sex work.