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Definition of lamer

lamer

noun

  • An annoying fool; idiot. (Used extensively on IRC).
    He is such a lamer.

    Last edited on Mar 03 1999. Submitted by Steve C. from Australia on Mar 03 1999.

  • A geek or social loser. Also used as Lame-ass. Origin: Hackerspeak.
    He is such a lamer.

    Last edited on Dec 18 2000. Submitted by Allen G. on Dec 18 2000.

  • a person unskilled in computer use. Contract with elite.

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

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: in a computer system, to be stuck performing some activity repeatedly but not making progress.
Definitions include: a "syndrome" involving a company's hesitance or refusal to use any idea or product it didn't invent or create.
Definitions include: in a discussion forum, an acrimonious dispute.
Definitions include: From "bandwidth" as a measure of the rate of data transfer ("throughput") that a digital medium can handle.
Definitions include: In computer speak, to move information from fast-access memory to a slower storage device, e.g. disk ("swap out") or the other way around ("swap in.") This often refers to loading data from disk into memory as needed (swapping in) and writing the data back to disk when it is no longer needed (swapping out.)
Definitions include: "penetration tester".
Definitions include: on a social networking website, to remove someone from one's list of friends.
Definitions include: acronym for "best friend(s) for life".
Definitions include: "Oh my God."
Definitions include: acronym for "in this thread".
Definitions include: the act of telling a person or group everything one knows about a particular topic.
Definitions include: the World Wide Web.
Definitions include: a metaphorical area that contains the underlying implementation of something - e.g. a piece of hardware, a piece of software, an idea, etc.
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: shareware software that nags the user if it hasn't yet been purchased.

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Other terms relating to 'lame':

Definitions include: boring, dull, uninspired.
Definitions include: a disliked person.
Definitions include: an unintelligent person.
Definitions include: a lame person.
Definitions include: something lame.
Definitions include: acronym for "lame-ass mother fucker".

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