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Definition of nagware

nagware

noun - uncountable

  • shareware software that nags the user if it hasn't yet been purchased. The particular way in which it nags the user varies. For example, there may be a time delay before it can be used, or it may require the user to type something before use. Also see annoyware and crippleware.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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