What does shipping mean?

Hoping for two people to get into a relationship

Shipping is when a person hopes that two people get together as a couple. It may be in real life, a TV show, a movie, a book, or a comic.

Shipping in real life is a popular pastime taken up by meddling mothers and bored couples that want to set up other people. Shipping is also common among fanboys and fangirls who are rooting for their favorite characters to HU.


I just watched season 2 of The Office and I'm shipping hardcore for Jim and Pam together

Shipping can take an emotional toll

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Updated March 28, 2017

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