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Browsing page 21 of words meaning computer slang (565 words total)

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Googlebomb

noun - uncountable

  • on the web, for many sites to link to a particular website using a particular phrase, such that the particular website is the first result when searching for the phrase.
    Due to Googlebombing, George W. Bush's web page used to be the first Google result when searching for "miserable failure".

    Last edited on Mar 05 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

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gorilla arm

noun

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grep

verb - ambitransitive

  • in a non-computing context, to search.
    Could you grep the menu for something vegan while I go to the bathroom?
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in a computing context, to search "manually" - i.e. by looking rather than using a computer program specifically intended for searching.
    I like GUIs because I can grep them visually for what I'm looking for.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2011.

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  • From the name of a Unix utility used to scan files in search of particular content. ("Grep" itself means "global regular expression print".)

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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GTFO

interjection

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