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
a) sexy b) funny c) stupid

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Contributor: Matt Errey