Sploot refers to a popular expression among dog enthusiasts, referring to the position, canines (but also felines) assume, while laying on their stomachs, with extended hind legs.
While the exact origin of the term is not known, “Sploot” emerged in the sense associated with animals in the early 2010’s.
The first Urban Dictionary entry, defining the term was shared on December 12th, 2011, closely tying the verb with corgis.
Splooting is to this day closely associated with corgis, due to their overwhelming cuteness while doing it.
During the 2010’s, with the ever-growing popularity of Doge lingo, expressions related to dogs, including “Sploot” became more and more widespread across the online animal parent communities.
The term exploded during the summer of 2017, when various animal-related blogs and websites, as well as social media accounts published articles, entries and posts, revolving around the concept of splooting.