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Slang

12 Computer Slang Words

Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people.

Slang

admin

administrator, administration, person or department that runs an organisation

app

a computer software application

blog

an online diary, journal or commentary (n.) | to write an online diary, journal or commentary (v.)

egosurf

to search for one's own name on the Internet

flame

to attack someone by posting an abusive message in an online forum or message board

geek

a computer and IT expert

glitch

a fault or defect, esp. in computer software

meatspace

a term used by young internet users to mean the physical world, in contrast to the virtual world of "cyberspace"

on the blink

out of order, not working

troll

someone who posts provocative messages on forums or message boards (n.) | to post provocative messages on forums or message boards (v.)

up time

time a computer system is operating

virus

a harmful computer program that can spread from one machine to another

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