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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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