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Person of no account

(University of California at Santa Cruz) Used when referring to a person with no network address, frequently to forestall confusion. Most often as part of an introduction: “This is Bill, a person of no account, but he used to be bill@random.com”.
Compare return from the dead.
[Jargon File]


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