Computer slang dictionary

It’s a dictionary, with lots of transcripts, meanings and concepts. Actually, it’s simple. Specialists, programmers, IT industry workers, professionals in various activities get used to certain terms, which communicate with their colleagues.

In the commonplace it is – Internet, game and computer slang and jargon. In general, almost a smart dictionary. Naturally knowing and understanding this language, you can better start to understand the intricacies of various topics.


AVATAR, AVATARKA, AVATARA, AVIK, AVA, JZERPIK – a picture that the user selects as his “face”. It is mainly used on forums, blogs and IM.

ADMIN – system administrator.
AID, ID, identificator.
IPIP, IP address.
It is an IT employee.
ANLIM – Internet access with unlimited traffic.

Andreg is an unregistered user.

Anonymous, non-registered user.
APDITE – process of updating software products.
Appgrade (from up – increase, grade – quality) – increase in system performance, by replacing modules or adding additional elements. This term is usually used to denote the re-completion of obsolete models of personal computers, or the complete replacement of system blocks.


Upgrade – update something.

ARCHIVATOR is a program for packing files.

Application, ASY – ICQ instant messaging program.

ATTACH is a file attached to an e-mail.


BAG is an error in the program. It means “a defect in a computer program that causes unwanted or unexpected actions, or does not allow to start it at all”.


BAGER, BAGOUSER – a person who uses software bugs, most often online games, to get some benefit (money, promotion, etc.).

BAN – used in web forums or chats. Prohibition for a user to send messages. ”

BAN – used in web forums or chats.

BAN – prohibited for a user to do anything (write new messages or view them).

BATON, BASTTON – button. “Pressbutton” “Press/press the batons” – work behind the keyboard.

Tower – computer case of “tower” type.
headless – refers to a computer running without a display (e.g. server).
Beep – built-in speaker.
bit is broken, corrupted. Bit link – link to a non-existent address in the Web (on the Internet, WEB).


BOLVANKA – a blank burnable CD.

BOT is a program that emulates human actions (speech), sometimes with the rudiments of artificial intelligence (from the word robot), designed to perform routine actions.

BotSector – boot sector, derived from BootSector, where the word Boot is interpreted as “boot”.

BSoD – a message from Microsoft Windows about a serious error requiring a system reboot.
BUQUARD – manual.
Butovoe Virus – boot virus.
BUTIC – boot.ini file of the computer.
BUY – restart the computer.

BED-SECTOR, BED-BLOCK or simply BEDS (badsector, badblock) – a failed (unreadable) or unreliable disk sector, a cluster containing failed sectors, or a cluster marked as such in file system structures (operating system, disk utility or virus for own use).

BACKGROUND – to make bakcrates, create backup (safety) copies.


WAREZ – illegally distributed software and its license keys, from the English warez.


Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, WIFI, WIFI, WAFLA – wireless technology wi-fi.
VEW, VEW – have/have size (about file). See also METER, HECTAR, TONNA.


You hang what you hang.
VIDEOUS, VIDIMO-CARD – video (graphic) map.
VINT, VINCH is a hard drive. From Winchester.

WINDA is a Microsoft Windows or Windows NT operating system.

World – computer virus.
VISIT – to get into a malfunctioning state (about computer, about operating system).
VITUHA, VITYA – twisted pair (cable for installation of local area networks).



Gadget is a technical fixture from Gadget; programs included in the Windows Vista sidebar.
HECTAR, GIG is a gigabyte.
GIF, GIFF – graphic file in GIF.


GLUK – a certain error in the program caused by an incorrect code, or by third-party programs. It appears randomly and rarely, unlike Bug that appears repeatedly.


Glue – work with glitches (errors).
head – processor.
head tooth, blue tooth – Bluetooth interface.
HYZONE is a computer mouse.
Google, Google, Google, Google – search engine Google.
GULT – search on the Internet (usually with Google).


GURU (Teacher) – respected person, experienced master, cool programmer.


AVID, DVIGLO (engine) is a dedicated application part of the program code (program/program part/program complex/library) for implementation of a specific application task. For example, a library for building a three-dimensional scene (3D engine), a site support engine (AKA “portal”) or its part, network servers for various purposes. As a rule, the applied part is allocated from the program for use in several projects and/or separate development/testing.


Two-headed – refers to a computer with two monitors, a processor with two cores.

Device – any device, constructively complete technical system with a certain functional purpose.

DELETECT – search for errors in the program, debug the program.
DEMO, DEMKA – incomplete (evaluation) version of the program or game.
a small program (about 1 300 KB), the main feature of which is the construction of a story video, created in real time by the computer, on the principle of computer games.

Default – values assigned to parameters automatically (“default”) in case the user has not set them to one of the allowed values.

Jumper – a small switch on the motherboard and other cards, hard, at the hardware level, fixing any parameter.
dialup – dial-up modem connection.
Dir(Dir’á) – directory, folder.

DiSTR is a distribution.

DISTRIBUTIONS – a software package designed for distribution.

DOMIN – website address on the Internet.
TLDs – drivers.
YEAR – a method not provided by the software developers and allowing unauthorized access to anything. Most often the word is used when discussing hacking something.



YEGOG, EGOR, 3YEGOG, ERROR – error in Russian.

email – e-mail from Russian reading the English word e-mail, soap.


WABA is a Java.

programming language.

JABBER is an open protocol for fast messaging.
JABASCRIPT – the programming language of JavaScript.
GELESO – components for the computer.

GEL – a person who follows the emergence of a new iron, is well versed in it.

Click, Click – Gmail from Google. or the service itself.


JPEG, JPEG – JPEG file format, “save in the ass”.


SUBSCRIBE, ORDER, SUBSCRIBE, Send to ban – prohibit the user from writing messages to the forum or chat, prohibit access to any resource (for example, “ban .mp3 files on the proxy”).

LOCATION – a non-regulatory state of an operating system or application software at which the operating system and/or program does not respond to user actions.

SALE – upload the file to the server.
LOCK – login with a specific username.

SEVICE – save.

VOICE, VOICE, VOICE – sound card.
HALE is a malicious program.


IGNOR – a label applied by a member of a chat room (multi-user or instant messaging program) to another member, where the system ignores messages from the second to the first member. Or simply ignore messages.
INET – internet.

INTERNET-SURFING – a quick flip through the Internet pages.

ISKALK, SECURITY – search engine.
EXPY, ICPY (also XPY, XPY, XPY, XPY) – Windows XP.
Infrared port.



CAPITAL – to write messages in uppercase, extremely not welcome in chats without much need. The term comes from the name of the “CapsLock” button, which allows you to write in uppercase without pressing the “Shift” key.


CASPER, CASPER, CASPER – Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
Quote – download manager.
KBPS, KEBEPES – (from kbps – kilobitspersecond) kilobit per second (to specify the speed of the network connection or the bitrate of the multimedia file).
KILO, KIL is a kilobyte.

Kilobax – 1000 or 1024 dollars.

clickname – the selected alias used on the Internet (from “nickname”). Example: “What’s your click on the forum?”;
computer mouse.

Cover, PALAS is a mouse pad.

CODER is a programmer. More often it is applied to the programmers who are engaged directly in a set of a program code – unlike designers who develop ideology of the program, but seldom program independently.


COMP, COMPUTER is a computer.

community – a community, a group of users of the same network resource; developers and others of the same software product, or products of the same company, all or some of which are engaged in work on these products on a voluntary, non-commercial basis.

KOMUNYAKA – communicator (a hybrid of a phone and a pocket computer).
CONFIG – computer configuration.

Copy, Copy-Paste – copy and paste (e.g. copy a web address from a browser window and paste it into a Microsoft Word document). It is also used as an ironic designation for creative work that consists of copying an existing one. The “Writer” who does the copying is called a copoupaster.

CORA Duba – IntelCore 2 Duo.


Broot – the first directory in the tree (root directory).

CRAcker is a person who breaks into security systems (often mistakenly called hackers).

RED eye – infrared port.

RED is a mouse manipulator, especially of Soviet manufacture.

KRYAK, KRYAK, KRYAKALAK – a cracker of programs, a version of a commercial or sharver (ball) program that allows you to use it for free, from the English tocrack – split.

Cracker, Cracker – see Cracker.
CRACKNEW, CRACKNEW – hack the program.

cooler – fan + heatsink, cooling processor, graphics card, chipset, power supply or other devices.

Cooks, Cooks (from English cookies) – a small fragment of service information, placed by the web server on the user’s computer. It is used to store data specific to the user and used by the web server for various purposes.



Lag – delay, braking or slow operation of something, such as a program or computer game. It occurs either as a result of insufficient characteristics of the computer or because of low speed of connection to the Internet, in the transmission of data over the network, etc. The term was formed as a result of pronunciation of the English word “lag” by the sounds of Russian letters.

Lag is a verb form of the word Lag, it means to brake, to work slowly. For example, “Laggy” – the game slows down.

Lamer – incompetent computer user with overrated self-esteem. Not to be confused with a novice user, a kettle. Although it has a different origin, the word is consonant with the Russian “break”. In view of this, lameras are called novice hackers who spoil a lot of things.
RETURN LIKE – a program to crack the limiting functions of an unpaid program, sometimes just a cure.

CHEAT – fix bugs, often in the simplest ways, by proincycle patching holes, also apply crack.

Link, LINK – hypertext link URL.

LISA, Fox is a free browser Mozilla Firefox, the name literally means “fire fox” and it is depicted in his logo.

LICHER – useless member of the file sharing network, which only downloads without giving anything in return. Either the participant of distribution, downloading pieces of files and distributing them to other persons (participants), having downloaded the file completely becomes a sider.


Login – the name of the user account in any form.

LOGIN – login with a certain user name. See the same. LOGIN.

LOCAL, LAN, LAN, LAN – local network.


MASILA – Mozilla browser.
MAMA, MATCH, MATCH, MAZER – motherboard.
MACHINE – an electronic computer (computer), which in the abbreviation became just a machine, and then became a computer. This short designation can be seen in other slang, for example, in the slang a sewing machine is called a sewing machine.


MANUAL – user manual.
MES(C)AGA – message, letter.
Metre, Meg, MB – megabyte. See also VESIT.
MONEY, MONEY – computer monitor.

YOUNG, WELCOME – E-mail, e-mail or e-mail address (from mail).

COME, NUMBER – send an e-mail (“throw soap at me!”).
Mouse is a mouse manipulator.
Mouse pad.


NALADONIC – PDA (Pocket PC), also often called a “pickpocket”.

NICK – pseudonym, nickname.
notebook, notebook, notebook, notebook.
NUB – from the English “newbie” – a beginner, “kettle” (not necessarily unlearned lameras).


OBS – background picture on the desktop.
Overlocking – overclocking of computer component processors such as: Video card, processor, Bridge processors, memory.


Windows, windows – Microsoft Windows.
OLE – OLE, technology ObjectLinkingandEmbedding, which allows you to edit data created in another program without leaving the main editor.


ONLINE – subscriber’s state “in network”, or type of communication “in real time” (IM, IRC).

Oracle, Oracle – Oracle database (DBMS).

asb – operating system.
OTKAT (literal translation of the English term “rollback”) – a return to the original situation when defects in the new configuration of the computer system/a separate application or service are detected.
reconnect – exit the system. See also. LOGIN, LOGIN.

offline, offline, offline – subscriber’s state “offline” or communication “after reading” (e-mail, echo conferences, news groups, forums, mailings). Recently has acquired a new meaning – a meeting of forum, conference participants, etc. live.

offsite is the official website.

OFTOPIC, OFFTOPIC, OFFTOP – a statement, discussion, or object, not on the topic of a newsgroup or a specific conversation.

Script is a misspelled word, which symbolizes the meaning of the misspelling.


RAM module; payment system PayPal.


PATCH – a file with the differences between the two files or the contents of directories (e.g. programs), sometimes distributed as a program that changes one version of the program to get another (e.g. to fix bugs).

PEN is an Intel brand Pentium CPU.

PING – use the program “Ping”.
PLANA, FLASH – RAM module.
POST – a message in an electronic conference, forum or blog. Post – send such a message.

POFIXIT (from English fix) – correct.

RIGHT (from Preview – preview) – reduced by several times the images for easy preview.
Program, SELECT – program, write a program.

Programmer is a programmer (also prog, prog).

Proxy, Proxy – proxy server.

EPRODUCTION – a program code written in the non-volatile memory of the device (e.g. PDA, cell phone or router).

Firmware – change firmware.
PPP – Wide Web, that is, WorldWideWeb.


RAPIDA – Rapidshare file sharing server (
PORT – use RAR.


SHARE – (share, share) open for collective access some resource in the local network (expand folder, printer, disk).

Reboot – reboot, hardrebut – pull the power plug out of the socket and plug it back in if nothing else works.

REDIRECT – redirect (from one e-mail to another, from site to site, etc.).

RESORT is a device for recording (cutting) optical discs (CD-, DVD-R[W]).

RELEASE – (English release) release of the program; release of the finished program for sale; in warez circles – a pirate version of the program or film ready for distribution on the Internet.
Rendering – conversion of data (e.g. vector description of an image like a three-dimensional model) into a format suitable for output (e.g. as a two-dimensional image), the process of output.


REAL – keyboard.
RUNET – the Russian or Russian-speaking part of the Internet (runet, from .ru).
RUT – administrator account; full access to the computer; system administrator; root directory of something; starting point (object) in the hierarchy.


RUTKIT – a program that captures control of the system and hides traces of another program or files on the system, or of itself.


SUBJECT – conversation subject, usually on the forum; what is specified in the subject field.


SAPPORT, SOPORT – technical support service.
stop working.
SETEVHA – network board.

Seeder – a user who has a file ready for distribution; can initiate the distribution.

SYQUEL – SQL, for example, Microsoft SQL Server. The name is formed by adding vowels to the SQL abbreviation: sequel.


SIMM – SIMM memory module, also SIM card.

Blue tooth, Bluetooth – Bluetooth radio technology.

Bluescreenofdeath, Bluescreenofdeath is a message from Microsoft Windows about a serious error that requires a system reboot (usually an unprocessed interruption in the OS kernel).


SKIN, skin – the appearance, the shell, the design, switchable by choice of the user.

Copy-paste – copy information from any resource.

Screenshot, Screenshot – a picture of a screen or a part of a screen.

FILE – download files from the server.
LOCAL – uninstall (remove) the software.
SOFT – software.
SPAM – an e-mail or a message at a forum of advertising nature.
SPAM – send spam.
injector – inkjet printer.


TWINK (from Twink, aka Read-onlyuser) – historically: the account of the user who has the rights only to view information, but not to edit it. For forums: second, third, fourth and further accounts used in case of blocking the main account, as well as to hide their identity.


TONNA is terabyte. See also VESIT.

TORRENT is a file for BitTorrent clients that contains information about the requested files.

TRABLE, TRABLE, GRABLE – problem, trouble.
Trojan is a Trojan program.

TUL, TULSA – software, a relatively small system that is designed primarily to support more complex systems.


GIRLS, GIRLS are utilities. Special programs designed for business purposes.


Ears-headphones, occurred during the active distribution of devices, meaning as a “second” pair of ears.


filo – files.
FILOBOOK (neglected) – BBS with a large set of unsorted files, especially no different from many others;
a network server with shared resources (“balls”) on which everything is stored.


FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Russian word pronunciation, answers to frequently asked questions.

phixy – fix. “Buggy Fixed.”
File – file, ping-paper.

PHYCHa (feature, property) – A certain, usually useful, function or property of software/hardware. For example: “fichast card”, “fichast sale”, “many different unnecessary features”, “it’s not a bug – it’s a feature”, “a documented bug is a feature”. Also a bug that does not violate basic functionality and is easily curable.

flash drive, flash drive – USB Flash, mobile storage device; program written on Macromedia Flash.
FLOP – floppy disk.

forward, forward, forward the letter.

FORUMCHANIN – permanent member of the forum.
PHOTOZOP, PHOTOZOP – Adobe Photoshop.
FRIVAR – free software for downloading and using.


Hack – initially (born at the University of Berkeley) a modification of the program code that allows you to reduce the size of the program, expand functionality or speed up its work, finally, just a beautiful programmer solution (a good hack must be beautiful from the point of view of programmers);
security hacking process
modifier program.

Hacker – anyone programming enthusiastically (even obsessed), or loving to program, not just theorizing about programming.

Hack – hack.
Hard Disc Drive – “screw”, hard drive;
computer equipment, iron, hardware.
HINT – advice, recommendation, instruction.
HOTKEY – hotkey, shortcut key.

KHRYUSHA, HERASHNIK, KP, HAPE, HIPPI, HERASHNIK – Windows XP. “XP” – in Russian transcription – Sucks, Sucks, Sucks.


CHava is an abbreviation of the first two letters of the main words “FAQ”.

chainik is an inexperienced user, a person who does not know how to use a personal computer in the right amount for him.

Chat – user communication (exchange of text replicas) over the network in real time.

CHERVE – a type of computer virus that spreads mainly through a local or global computer network.


Shar – WAP, a WAP data transfer protocol adapted to work on the Internet through mobile devices. For example, to go from a mobile to a balloon (i.e. to a WAP portal).

Sharovars (from English shareware) – conditional software.

SHARES, BOARDS, BOARDS or SHARES (from shared) – shared files, folders, disks, etc.
Hose, SHINUROCK – cable.
SHREDER – paper shredder.


ENICE – any key.


SEAR (anything) – use (for example, a computer program).

USER – user.
Young – UNIX.


JAva is a Java programming language. See also Toad).

Javascript is a JavaScript programming language.
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