means elite, some of the comments above are pathetic so ignore them. 1337 sp33k is used by gamers, hackers and n00bs. using 1337 doesnt make you a n00b!
ch00ped j00 n00bie
ph33r m3 4 I am 1337
'u r a 1337 r35t0ck3r!'
'Oh please, you are way more 1337 than me!'
'you're both n00bs for even using 1337.'
"leet"="elite" minus "e"
Most commonly used to describe a skilful gamer or clan on online games.
1337 is the complete opposite of n00b
Somebody who is truly 1337 will be told by others, the actions of a true 1337 player will let everyone know they're 1337, so they will not have to tell you, anybody who feels the need to say they're 1337 clearly removes any kind of 1337ness they may have held, they infact become a n00b.
1337 players will pwn (own) everybody not just n00bs, you really don't have to be 1337 to pwn a n00b.
Ways to identify 1337 players:
People who pwn (own) everybody else in the game
People who are good at what they do
People who don't claim to be 1337
Players that pwn n00bs in incredibly skilled or funny ways
*note objects can also be referred to as 1337
"This website pwns, the webmaster must be 1337"
"I just got pwned - this guy's 1337"
"This donkey is 1337"
N00b:"My clan is 1337"
N00b:"I'm f**king 1337 mate, I'll pwn you!"