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

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation
Can you believe that a neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site?
November update: I've started naming names. Read more about Google's penalty here.
Can you believe that a neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site? November update: I've started naming names. Read more about Google's penalty here.
Can you believe that a neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site? November update: I've started naming names. Read more here.
Can you believe a neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site? I'm naming names. Read more here.
Can you believe a neo-Nazi website gets a million more visitors a month than we do, due to Google's penalty against this site? Read more here.

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: "benchmark".
Definitions include: an HP-UX computer.
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: misspelling of Google.
Definitions include: "porn", i.e. pornography.
Definitions include: "screenshot".
Definitions include: to transform data in an irreversible way.
Definitions include: acronym for "in real life".
Definitions include: in a computing user interface, to present something to the user.
Definitions include: to cite a relevant excerpt from some text.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: acronym for "bulletin board system".
Definitions include: acronym for "not safe for work".
Definitions include: acronym for "hit me up".
Definitions include: acronym for "hot like wasabi", i.e. of an Asian female, attractive.

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: to act like a promiscuous person, but not necessarily to be promiscuous.
Definitions include: to look coyly and invitingly at.
Definitions include: a stingy person.
Definitions include: a brotha a girl can call when her man ain't treating her right.
Definitions include: to defend against an attack.
Definitions include: To dance
Definitions include: a code used in medical situations to indicate that the patient has defecated themselves.
Definitions include: in bed.
Definitions include: playful way of saying "crap".
Definitions include: unwanted messages sent to you by friends.

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(7)  

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.