The gaming world has a lot of terms/slang words which can be confusing to non-gamers or even gamers for that matter. One such word is Malding that you may have seen a lot on Twitch or other platforms. If you want to know where did it originate and what’s the meaning or definition of it, here’s a quick guide on what does Malding mean in Twitch Chat.
What is the Meaning of Malding in Twitch Chat?
Malding means Mad + Balding = Malding. Yup, it’s about a person who is mad and balding. In fact, they get so mad that they start balding. The rage is super intense, especially over something small, that their hair falls out.
This term is being used on Twitch but it has been around since quite a while as per Urban Dictionary.
You can use it in a sentence like (Person’s name) is Malding. You could also use it like, (Person 1) demolished (Person 2) so much that they started Malding during the Twitch stream.
Malding Meme Origin and Popularity
The reason why Malding is back into the picture in Twitch is due to Forsen who is a famous Streamer. He is well known for competition in games like Starcraft II and Hearthstone.
As it is with many Streamers, Forsen has a fancase called “Forsenboys” or “Forsen Bajs” who play a role in popularizing many internet memes or words. So, when he became very angry during a stream (which I am sure gamers can relate to), viewers started spamming Malding which originally started off as so bad/bald, so mad. Eventually, it became Mald. Now, this word is being used in the chats of many Twitch Streamers and not just Forsen.
With the origin of Malding all cleared up, head over to our articles on the meaning of Copium in Twitch as well.