A verb used to describe the action of wishing for two people to enter a relationship (whether romantic or occasionally platonic) in books, movies, tv shows or real life. Shipping can often happen involuntarily, and it is the majority of what happens on the website, Tumblr. There are some very popular ships, some unpopular, as well as often lots of controversy between ships from the same fandom.
by S.C.Moffatt October 18, 2014
A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer platonic ones as well. (Just think of “shipping” as short for “relationSHIP”.)
Ash & Misty shipping
by Aiya March 06, 2005
This is most ofter used on tumblr by fandoms. Fandoms will ship everything and anything. Shipping comes from the word relationSHIP. Basically it is when you want a fictional character, real-life person, or cartoon people to be together. People often write fanfictions about their favorite ship, called their OTP.
Person 1: Wow I totally ship michellie!!
Person 2: OH MY GOD NO I SHIP DELLIE!!
Person 3: wait how can you ship a person isn’t that illegal to send them with UPS or something?
Person 2: No i want them as a couple. It’s called Shipping.
by npts December 11, 2012
Fandom uses this word as a verb to denote their interest in the possible (and perhaps more often impossible) romantic relationship between two characters in a piece of fiction belonging to any medium. It’s really never used in aplatonicway, but if it ever is, people tend to separately emphasize that they are using itplatonically.
Usually written: Character/Character or CharacterxCharacter. Fanfiction without any shipping, or with little emphasis on ship is usually labeled genfic, which there is a depressing lack of.
Person 1: It is a little weird how much I am retroactively shipping DoogiexVinnie.
Person 2: Yeah. That’s kinda damaged. And Vinnie’s like a little weasel. He’s got a weasel face.
Person 1: But did you notice how weirdly gay they are for each other???
Person 2: No. Eww. Stop talking.
by Heligoland December 04, 2009