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Definition of a lurker

lurker

noun

  • peeping tom.
    We can't park here, there are too many lurkers.

    Last edited on Nov 26 1999. Submitted by Patrick B. from River Ridge, LA, USA on Nov 26 1999.

  • Someone who browses internet forums, but does not contribute to the discussion by adding their own posts or new threads.

    Last edited on Sep 30 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 30 2010.

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Definitions include: a person who speaks favorably about something they have a vested interest in, while pretending to be impartial.
Definitions include: an expression of anger; "bite me"; "fuck off".
Definitions include: a person who isn't good at life.
Definitions include: a feminine female.
Definitions include: derogatory.
Definitions include: an insult to one.
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Definitions include: a person who behaves in an exaggerated way simply to attract attention.
Definitions include: a person who talks too much.
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Definitions include: to annoy someone.
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Definitions include: a stupid person; "moron"; "idiot".
Definitions include: "oaf"; "klutz"; "dope".

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Other terms relating to 'lurk':

Definitions include: to hang out.

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