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

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Since they have almost killed this site, I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. This will culminate in my release of an MBOX file including full headers. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Since they have almost killed this site, I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Details of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret start Monday August 17. More here.
Google has been lying about the penalty against this site for years. My conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty starts dropping August 17. More here.

Definition of link rot

link rot

noun - uncountable

  • the breakage of links on the web as their targets disappear.
    We need to update our "Resources" page. It's suffering from link rot.

    Last edited on Nov 11 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: acronym for "trigger warning".
Definitions include: acronym for "original poster" - i.e. the person to submit (post) something to a website that permits discussion about submitted things.
Definitions include: a chronologically-ordered collection of articles, posted to the world-wide web, about any topic.
Definitions include: one-off solutions that deal with some special case, rather than a more all-encompassing solution.
Definitions include: prefix added to a noun to make it Internet-related.
Definitions include: acronym for "my face when".
Definitions include: acronym for "for fuck's sake."
Definitions include: acronym for "cannot be unseen".
Definitions include: to kick someone off of a network connection.
Definitions include: a metaphorical condition that something depends on.
Definitions include: acronym for "got to go".
Definitions include: an error code used to refer to user error.
Definitions include: a "rule" of the internet stating that for any conceivable thing or situation, pornography has been created that depicts it.
Definitions include: acronym for "your mileage may vary."
Definitions include: acronym for "in case you missed it".

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'link':

Definitions include: acronym for "link goes to".
Definitions include: a website with little or no content, consisting of mostly (or entirely)

Other terms relating to 'rot':

Definitions include: a hypothetical disease that causes programs to run more poorly over time and causes documents to become corrupted.
Definitions include: a fungal infection of the groin region (Tinea cruris).
Definitions include: venereal disease.
Definitions include: general insult / disparaging remark.
Definitions include: a hypothetical affliction that causes programs to run more poorly over time.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(3)  
No longer use it(0)  
Heard it but never used it(1)  
Have never heard it(3)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 4 votes: 14%  (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/link-rot">link rot</a>

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

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

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