Welcome to HackerSlang.com

HackerSlang.com is a collection of slang terms used by various subcultures of computer hackers. Although some technical information is included, this is not a technical dictionary, but rather a description of the language computer hackers use between themselves for social communication and fun.

The special slang vocabulary of hackers helps hold their culture together - it helps hackers regonize each others positions within the community and expresses shared values and communities. However, as with most slang cultures, not knowing the slang or using it inappropriately defines one as an outsider. All human cultures use slang in this threefold way - as a tool of communication, and of inclusion, and of exclusion.