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flame war

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flame war

noun phrase

An extended outbreak of vituperation on a computer network: The whole net will basically collapse through flame-wars/ They flame back, and then a flame war begins (1990s+ Computer)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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flame war in Technology

messaging, jargon
An acrimonious dispute conducted on a public electronic forum such as Usenet. See flame.
[Jargon File]
(1998-05-27)

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