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Definition of a brick

brick

adjective

  • very cold. Usually only used to describe the temperature of a place, e.g. the weather or indoors in a particular location.
    It's brick outside today.
    • See more words with the same meaning: cold.

    Last edited on Mar 23 1999. Submitted by Meeka B. from Harlem, NY, USA on Mar 23 1999.

noun

  • an unintelligent person. Derived from "dumb as a brick."
    That kid is such a brick!

    Last edited on May 15 2002. Submitted by tim g. from Duluth, MN, USA on May 15 2002.

  • a basketball shot in which the ball bounces off the backboard and/or hits the rim, but does not go though the net.
    He keeps on hitting bricks.
    Brick!

    Last edited on Jan 27 2003. Submitted by Fox from Queens, NY, USA on Jan 27 2003.

  • a large quantity of drugs packaged in a brick shape, especially cocaine.
    I'm gonna buy some bricks tonight.
    • See more words with the same meaning: cocaine.
    • See more words with the same meaning: drugs.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Terry S. from Long Island City, NY, USA on Mar 08 2003.

  • an external power transformer that provides power from a wall socket to a laptop, wireless router, projector, etc.

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

  • a piece of electronic equipment that has been rendered inoperable. This usually happens when trying to update the firmware or BIOS of the device, when "jail-breaking", installing new cell-phone ROMs, etc.
    I tried to run some program I got off the web to turn my phone into a wireless hotspot. Now it's a brick.
    • See more words with the same meaning: broken.
    • See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.

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

  • a large cellphone.

    Last edited on Sep 21 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 21 2009.

  • a reliable person. British slang.
    You can always rely on Joe - he's such a brick.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 04 2013.

  • one hundred thousand U.S. Dollars in cash.
    It is going to cost me over a brick to afford this Lamborghini.

    Last edited on Feb 21 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 25 2017.

verb - ambitransitive

  • to bail, ditch, let down, not show up, or do something as promised/agreed to.
    Yeah, Annie planned the whole thing, but now she's bricking.
    Yo, looks like he's gonna brick on the party, but the rest of us are coming.
    Yeah, she planned the whole thing, but then she just bricked.

    Last edited on Feb 21 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 23 2012.

verb - transitive

  • to hit with bricks.
    James's car got bricked last night.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Key on Mar 21 2006.

  • to render a (usually portable) electronic device unusable - i.e. as useful as a brick.
    I bricked my iPhone trying to jailbreak it.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 03 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'abbreviations (list of)':

Definitions include: a swindle, scam.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "ammunition".
Definitions include: "tranquilizer".
Definitions include: "because".
Definitions include: "miscellaneous."
Definitions include: shortened form of sketchy.
Definitions include: a short form (abbreviation) of the name John.
Definitions include: in support of.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "pressure".
Definitions include: "you are".
Definitions include: "mayonnaise".
Definitions include: shortened form of anal retentive.
Definitions include: To be pissed off.
Definitions include: a qualifying examination.
Definitions include: barbecue.

Other terms relating to 'broken':

Definitions include: out of place, crooked.
Definitions include: out of sorts, broken, or functioning poorly or improperly; "messed up".
Definitions include: to break, to fail.
Definitions include: under the influence of drugs.
Definitions include: to pester or annoy.
Definitions include: To reject or refuse, often in an abrupt or forceful manner.
Definitions include: messed up, weird.
Definitions include: under the influence of Ecstasy (MDMA).
Definitions include: a bug that makes hardware or software unusable.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of methamphetamine.
Definitions include: great.
Definitions include: very inappropriate.
Definitions include: broken or ruined.
Definitions include: to overwhelm a web site with massive amounts of traffic due to Slashdot linking to it.
Definitions include: under the influence of drugs, often LSD ("acid").

Other terms relating to 'cocaine':

Definitions include: an ounce of marijuana.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: a general insult or insulting retort.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: a mixture of cocaine and heroin to be injected.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: cocaine.
Definitions include: Cocaine. Because students at Yale University are presumably rich and can afford to buy cocaine.
Definitions include: a mixture of cocaine and heroin to be injected.
Definitions include: Crack-cocaine, or crank.
Definitions include: a drink of cocaine dissolved in vodka

Other terms relating to 'cold':

Definitions include: abbreviated form of bitterly cold.
Definitions include: cold.
Definitions include: fast.
Definitions include: less common spelling of nipply.
Definitions include: extremely cold.
Definitions include: A term for expressing extreme cool or cold temperatures.
Definitions include: "dumb brick", i.e. very cold.
Definitions include: of weather, cold, causing nipples to harden.
Definitions include: of weather or an environment, cold enough to cause nipples to become erect.
Definitions include: extremely cold.
Definitions include: cold.

Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: superfluous source code that has yet to be removed.
Definitions include: acronym for "I am not a constitutional lawyer".
Definitions include: "upvote".
Definitions include: acronym for "as fuck".
Definitions include: to kick someone off of a network connection.
Definitions include: acronym for "bastard operator from hell".
Definitions include: By analogy from the same-named measurement in analog electronics.
Definitions include: acronym for "can't be arsed".
Definitions include: to kill or seriously damage.
Definitions include: any email that is unpleasant in tone or content.
Definitions include: acronym for "don't feed the troll".
Definitions include: said of functionality in computing, created without cost (or with very little cost) from existing functionality.
Definitions include: to hack, with the result being something quickly and sloppily created, or modified to solve a particular problem.
Definitions include: acronym for "Estimated Time of Arrival."
Definitions include: acronym for "for what it's worth".

Other terms relating to 'drugs':

Definitions include: a mixture of cocaine and heroin to be injected.
Definitions include: Most uses of "shit" also work with "crap", except where noted below.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: coffee.
Definitions include: 1/8 ounce of drugs
Definitions include: an attractive person.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: Common pronunciation and misspelling of the narcotic drug OxyContin.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: $20.
Definitions include: an alternate name for drugs, usually marijuana.
Definitions include: marijuana.
Definitions include: marijuana.

Other terms relating to 'sports (related to)':

Definitions include: in baseball, a pitcher.
Definitions include: to be successful.
Definitions include: aggravation.
Definitions include: a motorcycle.
Definitions include: acronym of "original gangsta" meaning an older gangsta.
Definitions include: to ride a surf board with all 10 of one's toes hanging over the edge of the board.
Definitions include: to fight.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: good; excellent; "cool".
Definitions include: In the "sexual contact as baseball achievement" metaphor, means sexual intercourse.
Definitions include: a simple minded person, never cognizant of the world around them; MORON.
Definitions include: in fishing, to catch a fish and then release it back into the water.
Definitions include: head or haircut.
Definitions include: Bad person, moron, idiot.
Definitions include: basketball.

Other terms relating to 'telephone, phone':

Definitions include: cell phone.
Definitions include: a person or object that erred.
Definitions include: phone.
Definitions include: a friend.
Definitions include: phone number or digits.
Definitions include: to call on a telephone.
Definitions include: a last-minute or previously unplanned request to meet up with someone with the intention of having sex (i.e. getting booty.)
Definitions include: phone number.
Definitions include: to phone or page excessively; to fill up the capacity of some electronic answering service (voice mail, answering machine, one's pager, etc.)
Definitions include: a handgun.
Definitions include: cell phone.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "conference call".
Definitions include: to urinate.
Definitions include: a song.
Definitions include: a five pound note.

Other terms relating to 'to break, ruin, destroy':

Definitions include: high-grade marijuana.
Definitions include: stiff, sore.
Definitions include: to destroy.
Definitions include: to phone or page excessively; to fill up the capacity of some electronic answering service (voice mail, answering machine, one's pager, etc.)
Definitions include: to kill or destroy.
Definitions include: great.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of drugs.
Definitions include: to steal.
Definitions include: to break, to fail.
Definitions include: to destroy.
Definitions include: to break or ruin.
Definitions include: ruined.
Definitions include: to wreck a vehicle such that repairs would cost more than the value of the (unwrecked) vehicle.
Definitions include: to have sex.

Other terms relating to 'unintelligent person, idiot':

Definitions include: "idiot".
Definitions include: a goofy, silly, or slightly strange person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: implies someone who is (sometimes) not too bright, unkempt, nerdy.
Definitions include: a dumb, stupid, lame, or slow person.
Definitions include: a stupid person.
Definitions include: "moron".
Definitions include: an unintelligent person.
Definitions include: a very unintelligent person; "moron"; "imbecile".
Definitions include: styling.
Definitions include: someone who is stupid.
Definitions include: stupid or dumb.
Definitions include: an unintelligent person.
Definitions include: making fun of someone that did something stupid.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'brick':

Definitions include: acronym for "brick-and-mortar".
Definitions include: a "traditional" business with a physical presence.
Definitions include: nice rack
Definitions include: a large muscular person.
Definitions include: anything solid, sturdy, well-built.
Definitions include: of a woman, to be well-endowed.
Definitions include: large, muscular, and strongly built.
Definitions include: very unintelligent.
Definitions include: "dumb brick", i.e. very cold.
Definitions include: to leave.
Definitions include: Couldn't believe it, or make a big deal.
Definitions include: to react with extreme emotion; "freak out".
Definitions include: cold.

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