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

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of paywall



  • a metaphorical "wall" that prevents access to content until payment is made.
    I stopped reading Wall Street Journal after they started using a paywall.

    Last edited on Sep 20 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 20 2012.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

None found.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'pay':

Definitions include: to do good deeds.
Definitions include: an insult.
Definitions include: to pretend to obey or believe something, but to not do so in actuality.
Definitions include: to bribe.
Definitions include: to pay too much money.

Other terms relating to 'wall':

Definitions include: extreme; "all out".
Definitions include: to face difficulties while trying to solve a problem.
Definitions include: in prison.
Definitions include: the police code of silence about misconduct and perjured testimony by other police, allowing them to follow illegal practices with impunity.
Definitions include: to feel agitated.
Definitions include: to severely aggravate someone.
Definitions include: acronym for "face the wall."
Definitions include: to get a person into a disadvantageous position.
Definitions include: to have one in a position with no remaining options.
Definitions include: a small establishment.
Definitions include: strange.
Definitions include: to vomit forcefully, usually suddenly, leaving no time to seek a proper container; "projectile vomit".
Definitions include: to waste one's money.
Definitions include: the vagina.
Definitions include: to present an idea and test the reaction.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(0)  
No longer use it(0)  
Heard it but never used it(0)  
Have never heard it(2)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 0 votes: None  (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="">paywall</a>

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

[ paywall]

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