The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of cruft

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.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: to hit.
Definitions include: acronym for "laughing my mother fucking ass off".
Definitions include: to skip a pre-arranged meeting, especially a date.
Definitions include: "your".
Definitions include: acronym for "shaking my head".
Definitions include: in a computer system, to be stuck performing some activity repeatedly but not making progress.
Definitions include: the "real world" time of day - i.e. the time of day displayed by the clock on the wall - rather than other measures of time, such as a computer's current uptime.
Definitions include: alternative spelling of "fine", as in attractive.
Definitions include: acronym for "if you don't like it, get the fuck out".
Definitions include: an Internet "Law" (i.e. observation that often holds true) formulated by Mike Godwin.
Definitions include: acronym for shout-out.
Definitions include: acronym for "to the best of my knowledge."
Definitions include: zapping someone is cussing them out.
Definitions include: acronym for "sorry, could not resist".
Definitions include: the general appearance of software or a website.

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: barbecue.
Definitions include: horrendous diarrhea.
Definitions include: A laxative usually of the small circular type.
Definitions include: a form of dance/mime in which a person mimes playing a guitar while music is playing.
Definitions include: an unspecified thing.
Definitions include: at the limit of being angry.
Definitions include: to use the restroom.
Definitions include: to have sex (with).
Definitions include: the stimulation of another person's penis with the hand, typically until ejaculation; "handjob.
Definitions include: a decrepit food and/or drink serving establishment, such as a bar, coffee shop, or restaurant.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(5)  
No longer use it(0)  
Heard it but never used it(2)  
Have never heard it(8)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 5 votes: 24%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/cruft">cruft</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/cruft cruft]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.