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Browsing page 9 of words meaning computer slang (564 words total)

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brick

adjective

  • very cold. Usually only used to describe the temperature of a place, e.g. the weather or indoors in a particular location.
    It's brick outside today.
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    Last edited on Mar 23 1999. Submitted by Meeka B. from Harlem, NY, USA on Mar 23 1999.

noun

  • an unintelligent person. Derived from "dumb as a brick."
    That kid is such a brick!

    Last edited on May 15 2002. Submitted by tim g. from Duluth, MN, USA on May 15 2002.

  • a basketball shot in which the ball bounces off the backboard and/or hits the rim, but does not go though the net.
    He keeps on hitting bricks.
    Brick!

    Last edited on Jan 27 2003. Submitted by Fox from Queens, NY, USA on Jan 27 2003.

  • a large quantity of drugs packaged in a brick shape, especially cocaine.
    I'm gonna buy some bricks tonight.
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    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Terry S. from Long Island City, NY, USA on Mar 08 2003.

  • an external power transformer that provides power from a wall socket to a laptop, wireless router, projector, etc.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a piece of electronic equipment that has been rendered inoperable. This usually happens when trying to update the firmware or BIOS of the device, when "jail-breaking", installing new cell-phone ROMs, etc.
    I tried to run some program I got off the web to turn my phone into a wireless hotspot. Now it's a brick.
    • See more words with the same meaning: broken.
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    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a large cellphone.

    Last edited on Sep 21 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 21 2009.

  • a reliable person. British slang.
    You can always rely on Joe - he's such a brick.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 04 2013.

verb - ambitransitive

  • To bail, ditch, let down, not show up or do something as promised/agreed to.
    Yeah, Annie planned the whole thing, but now she's bricking.
    Yo, looks like he's gonna brick on the party, but the rest of us are coming.
    Yeah, she planned the whole thing, but then she just bricked.

    Last edited on Jun 03 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 23 2012.

verb - transitive

  • to hit with bricks.
    James's car got bricked last night.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Key on Mar 21 2006.

  • to render a (usually portable) electronic device unusable - i.e. as useful as a brick.
    I bricked my iPhone trying to jailbreak it.

    Last edited on Aug 04 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 03 2009.

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brute force

adjective

  • non-elegant, in a way that solves a problem using the sheer amount of computer processing available, rather than finding (or inventing) a smarter technique.
    I was tired of reading CRLS, so I wrote a quick-and-dirty brute force algorithm.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

verb - transitive

  • to solve a problem in the adjective sense described above.
    I was tired of reading CRLS, so I just brute-forced it.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 04 2011.

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burn

interjection

  • exclamation upon hearing a particularly witty or impressive insult.
    BURN!

    Last edited on Mar 08 2010. Submitted by Dom from Lakebay, WA, USA on Mar 10 2002.

noun

  • a witty or otherwise impressive insult, often delivered in front of a group of people.
    Damn! Nice burn.
    • See more words with the same meaning: an insult.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2010. Submitted by Dom from Lakebay, WA, USA on Mar 10 2002.

verb - intransitive

  • to smoke marijuana.
    Let's get a dime bag so we can burn tonight.
    Do you burn?

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Mostafa S. from Boston, MA, USA on Feb 23 1999.

  • to smoke a cigarette.
    I'm gonna go burn.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Sheena from PA, USA on Feb 06 2000.

  • to have a talent for cooking.
    Man, your mother sure can burn!

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by hawkeye c. from Harlem, New York, NY, USA on Aug 20 2004.

  • to have a sexually transmitted disease.
    I heard James was burning.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Key on Mar 21 2006.

verb - transitive

  • to smoke any substance.
    Let's burn a joint.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by jesse from Hawaii, USA on Feb 12 2000.

  • to insult in a witty or impressive manner, often in front of a group of people.
    You just got burned!

    Last edited on Jul 19 2011. Submitted by Ace F. from Corpus Christi, TX, USA on Dec 22 2001.

  • to soundly defeat.
    The competition got burned.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Zach K. from Lexington, MA, USA on Mar 11 2003.

  • to fake-out someone in basketball.
    You just got burned.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 11 2004.

  • to swindle, scam, or cheat.
    Never play poker with Jim - you'll always get burned.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Tony F. from Ann Arbor, MI, USA on Feb 21 2005.

  • to yell at.
    He just got burned by his girlfriend.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Danielle G. from Wisconsin, USA on Jul 01 2005.

  • to write data to optical media such as a CD or DVD.
    Could you burn me a copy of that movie?

    Last edited on Dec 15 2010. Submitted by Julie V. from Monterey, CA, USA on Oct 24 2005.

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button masher

noun

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