Just plain scary that so many people can define this and be able to actually understand. Maybe even go so far as to call it a language.
by Age January 23, 2005
Elite. Originated among AOL users who believed that downloading an AOL-hack program made them 1337 h4xx0r d00dZ (elite hacker dudes), and that they were so cool they needed to talk in "code". This resulted in a "language" known variously as h4xX0r353, 13375p33k, 14M3r353, or simply 1337. It is characterized by mispelled words, random capitalization, excessive use of eclamation points, and, wherever possible, numbers in the place of letters. No genuine hacker would be caught dead typing in this manner, except possibly to mock the idiots who actually use it.
by Shinigami September 15, 2003
anyone who actually calls themselves '1337' probably spends 1337 hours a year on their computer hacking people. well not actually hacking just using hacking programs on people.
by wellsey February 21, 2005
Most people who use it are vaugely computor literate, however, most usually nerds. Its great to take the piss out of, although if you do you should watch out. This is because so real hackers, or true "1337s" use it. So if you start cussing off one guy for using 1337, you may get a trojan, and the next you know, some hackers using your comp to download kiddy porn.
by jon April 05, 2005
by capmer February 18, 2005
I'm 1337, unlike you.
by Yimiko February 15, 2008
by BlackAttack(TheAfricanAssault) June 04, 2003