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This page is about the slang term flame


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

For example

  • I didn't post any more messages in the forum after people started flaming each other.

  • My daughter was very upset after someone flamed her on a music message board. They called her a mindless idiot for liking disco music.

Quick Quiz

Cathy was flamed in an online forum. Someone said she was

a. sexy

b. funny

c. stupid

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey