[ leet-speek ]
/ ˈlitˌspik /
noun Digital Technology.
a coded spelling system and language used in very informal communications on the Internet, featuring letters combined with numbers or special characters in place of letters that they may resemble, and including inventive misspellings, jargon, and slang.
the spelling conventions and jargon of this system and language.
Leetspeak, aka L33tYou’re texting, or reading comments on a blog. Suddenly your eyes go bananas. Someone has used a combination of strange numbers and symbols to spell out words, but in an awkward, semi-coherent manner. This bizarre take on the English alphabet began in the early days of the Internet and jumped over to the world of SMS (short message service, the common system used for sending …
- lees summit,
- leeward islands,
Origin of leetspeak
Also called leet, l33t, 1337.
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/ (ˈliːtˌspiːk) /
a jargon used by some internet groups, in which standard English is translated into a mixture of letters, numerals, and symbols found on a computer keyboardAlso called: 1337
Word Origin for leetspeak
C20: from elite + -speak
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