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cracker

noun

  • a friend, usually white.
    What's up crackas?
    You my cracka.

    Last edited on Jan 27 1998. Submitted by Nick A. from Narragansett, RI, USA on Jan 27 1998.

  • a person who uses computers maliciously. This usually involves "cracking" security.
    Some cracker group broke into our Wordpress installation and defaced it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from Communications of the ACM, Volume 27 (1984) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • Also a racial slur. For more details see here.

    Last edited on Jan 05 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 05 2010.

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crash and burn

noun

verb - intransitive

  • of an attempt to attract a member of the opposite sex, to fail miserably.
    You definitely crashed and burned with her.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by Annie P. from New York, NY, USA on Nov 25 2001.

  • to failure spectacularly.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 15 2011.

  • to fall into a deep sleep and sleep profoundly for a long period of time as the result of mental or physical exhaustion.
    After hauling furniture up three flights of stairs all day, he crashed and burned, and slept for 16 hours straight.

    Last edited on Jul 05 2013. Submitted by WOLTX from Levelland, TX 79336, USA on Jul 01 2013.

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crippleware

noun - uncountable

  • software that has had features disabled to entice people to upgrade to a for-pay or more expensive version.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • lower-priced hardware that has had some part of its capability deliberately disabled to encourage people to purchase a more expensive model.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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cruft

noun - uncountable

  • superfluous source code that has yet to be removed.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in software, layers of poorly written source code that have accumulated over a great length of time.
    There's so much cruft that there's no way we're going to be able to implement that feature on schedule.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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crufty

adjective

  • of software, poorly built due to the accumulation of code written over a long period of time.
    It works decently, but if you crack it open, you can tell it's pretty crufty.

    Last edited on Nov 08 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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dehose

verb - transitive

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die horribly

verb - intransitive

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dinky

adjective

noun

  • penis.
    • See more words with the same meaning: penis.

    Last edited on Mar 10 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 10 2011.

  • a ride on the handlebars of one's bicycle. Australian.
    I'll give you a dinky to the park.

    Last edited on Jul 26 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 26 2013.

other

  • (D)ouble (I)ncome (N)o (K)ids (Y)et

    Last edited on Apr 07 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 24 2014.

verb - transitive

  • to give someone a ride on the handlebars of one's bicycle. Australian.
    We gotta get there quick - I'll dinky you.

    Last edited on Jul 26 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 26 2013.

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