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Browsing page 55 of words meaning computer slang (581 words total)

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wall time

noun

  • the "real world" time of day - i.e. the time of day displayed by the clock on the wall - rather than other measures of time, such as a computer's current uptime.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • the amount of time taken for some task to be completed, as measured in normal human time. (This is different than some measures of time in computing.)

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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wart

noun

  • a small piece of a design that doesn't work as well as the rest of the design.
    The final version of the software is mostly ready, but we have a few warts to fix.

    Last edited on Jun 29 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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WAYD

interjection

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webspeak

noun

  • the words and phrases that are (mostly) unique to communication on the world wide web. (LOL, ROFL, fail, win, etc.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    Citation from "Epic Win", Slate, Christopher Beam, Oct 15 2008 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Apr 14 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Apr 14 2010.

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wedged

adjective

  • nauseous, irritable, with an aching body and headaches, as a result of staying awake too long.
    Man! You look wedged.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Feb 17 2018. Submitted by Mike S. from Phoenix, AZ, USA on May 28 1999.

  • of a piece of software, stuck and unable to proceed without human intervention.
    The email reader is wedged. I think you need to delete the lock file.

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

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whack-a-mole

noun - uncountable

  • the practice of repeatedly getting rid of something, only to have more of that thing appear. For example, deleting spammers' e-mail accounts, closing pop-up windows in a web browser, etc.
    I've been playing whack-a-mole all afternoon.

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

verb

  • to chronically masturbate.
    Man, Bob would rather grab a couple of videos and go all whack-a-mole on himself than come out with us tonight.

    Last edited on May 31 2016. Submitted by Pazuzu from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Nov 06 2009.

origin

  • From the carnival / arcade game that involves hitting mechanical moles with a mallet as they pop up from their holes.

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

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