Hacker's Dictionary

Hackers have a negative connotation in the world. Many believe that these people do only harmful or negative things, when many work with computer companies to fix problems and find solutions for viruses and worms. They even work in areas of data recovery. The following terms cover some of the more important terms in the hacker’s dictionary.

AOS - add to something.
Arg - abbreviation meaning argument or fight.
Automagically - meaning automatically, but often because of a process that’s too difficult to explain.
Bagbiter - program that consistently shuts down or stops working.
Barf - slang term for something gross.
Bells and whistles - feature of a program that works, but isn’t necessary.
Bin - abbreviation for binary, object code.
Bit - computer term meaning piece of information.
Bogus - slang term meaning something that doesn’t work.
Bug - problem within a computer program.
Chomp - a hacker term used after someone loses.
Cokebottle - someone who doesn’t fit the standards or norms of their surroundings.
Com mode - specific way hackers speak to each other over the computer, using abbreviations and characters instead of writing.
Connector conspiracy - perceived conspiracy of companies based on the creation of new products that don’t work with existing ones.
Crash - large failure of a computer system.
Crock - feature of a program that should look or work better.
Crufty - something that’s built badly and usually too involved.
Crunch - a highly involved process that takes a lot of time.
Demon - portion of a program that experiences problems when other conditions occur.
Diddle - wasting time on a work related matter.
Dike - the removal or disabling of a device.
Epsilon - small amount.
Feature - something found within a program, usually something unexpected.
Glork - a combination of surprise and anger.
Gubbish - something that means nothing, akin to garbage or trash.
Hack - a job that’s done quickly, though not stylishly.
Hacker - a person capable of doing a hack and likes doing it.
Hackish - anyone working on the hack.
Magic - something that takes too long to explain.
Mumblage - the subject matter relating to an individual’s ranting or mumblings.
Patch - quick code that fixes an existing problem on a computer program.
Peculiar nouns - the adding of an “ity” to a word to create a different word such as using mysteriosity for mysterious.
Pessimal - something that’s extremely bad or harmful.
Phase - amount of time a hacker spends sleeping in relation to working during a 24-hour period.
Rave - someone who continues talking about a particular topic regardless of the circumstances.
Spoken in articulations - the using of an actual word instead of the action, example saying groan instead of groaning.
Soundalike slang - method of speaking where similar words replace common words.
Vanilla - ordinary or plain.
Verb doubling - a type of speak done by hackers where they double one verb to increase the meaning of their statement such as “win, win”.
Worm - harmful bit of programming that causes problems to a computer or computer system.

Hackers are an important part of the computer world, whether they’re providing data recovery services or fixing a problem on the latest video game release. Those interested in the world should focus on learning some of the common terms and slang.