Killfile



noun

a computer file for Usenet or newsgroup access that specifies content to be discarded or ignored; also, a similar file used by an e-mail program; also written kill file
Word Origin

1984

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  • Kill file

    noun See killfile [Usenet] Per-user file(s) used by some Usenet reading programs (originally Larry Wall’s rn) to discard summarily (without presenting for reading) articles matching some particularly uninteresting (or unwanted) patterns of subject, author, or other header lines. Thus to add a person (or subject) to one’s kill file is to arrange for that person […]

  • Kill for something

    verb phrase To be willing to go to great extremes to get something: I’d kill for a beer now



  • Killick

    [kil-ik] /ˈkɪl ɪk/ noun 1. a small anchor or weight for mooring a boat, sometimes consisting of a stone secured by pieces of wood. 2. any anchor. /ˈkɪlɪk/ noun 1. (nautical) a small anchor, esp one made of a heavy stone

  • Killiecrankie

    [kil-ee-krang-kee] /ˌkɪl iˈkræŋ ki/ noun 1. a mountain pass in central Scotland, in the Grampians. /ˌkɪlɪˈkræŋkɪ/ noun 1. a pass in central Scotland, in the Grampians: scene of a battle (1689) in which the Jacobites defeated William III’s forces but lost their leader, Viscount Dundee



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