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

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

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.

+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: From Dilbert's boss in the Dilbert comic strip.
Definitions include: acronym for "in my experience".
Definitions include: acronym for "laughing my butt off".
Definitions include: acronym for "laughing my rear off" or "laughing my rump off".
Definitions include: idiot.
Definitions include: a hypothetical disease that causes programs to run more poorly over time and causes documents to become corrupted.
Definitions include: broken; ruined.
Definitions include: a person who writes (source) code; "programmer".
Definitions include: phrasing used to espouse the belief that something is (or should be) considered a bad idea.
Definitions include: "thanks".
Definitions include: an attractive person.
Definitions include: "except for".
Definitions include: acronym for "face to face".
Definitions include: acronym for "read the manual".
Definitions include: on a social networking website, to add someone to one's list of friends.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'nag':

Definitions include: a very annoying person.

Other terms relating to 'software':

Definitions include: software still under copyright, but which is no longer distributed, sold, or supported.
Definitions include: legitimate software that is free to use, but displays advertising.
Definitions include: a type of shareware that interrupts use of the software to display a message asking the user to "register" the software (i.e. pay for it.)
Definitions include: computer software that occupies too many resources due to its preponderance of features.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: software that has had features disabled to entice people to upgrade to a for-pay or more expensive version.
Definitions include: "Freeware" was originally the trademark of "PC-Talk" author Andrew Fluegelman.
Definitions include: shareware that uses guilt to encourage users to pay the "registration" cost.
Definitions include: software that does bad things.
Definitions include: a type of shareware that only requires users to send a postcard to the author in order to purchase it.
Definitions include: software that is free to share with others and is - at least initially - free to use.
Definitions include: software that was purchased or written, but never used.
Definitions include: low-quality software.
Definitions include: software delivered in physical form.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(2)  
No longer use it(1)  
Heard it but never used it(1)  
Have never heard it(5)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 7 votes: 9%  (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/nagware">nagware</a>

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

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

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