Bush sure made a good catch22 over there in Iraq.
by Senator Assface August 28, 2006
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
I hate school, its a Catch 22.
by Jakabones January 14, 2006
New Jersey based third wave ska. Awesome.
"Catch 22 is one of the most successful NJ ska punk combos to date."
by AndrewFromSouthJersey November 29, 2004
Heads I win. Tales you loose.
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the program, so if you write the program as cleverly as you can, by definition, you won’t be clever enough to debug it.

~ Brian Kernighan
~ http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~bwk/

(a classic example of catch22)
by wincliff April 26, 2009
The only way to be dismissed from the military is to be crazy and to ask to be dismissed. Catch-22 states that if you ask to be dismissed from the military, you are not crazy. Catch-22 meant so much more than that, it was the excuse used for every insane order that the officers would give to the troops, was used for every justification. The best definition of Catch-22 is what the old women told Yossarian when he returned to Italy to search for Nately's whore. She told him MPs had come into the whorehouse and arrested everyone, and as justification they had used Catch-22. She then said "Catch-22 means they are allowed to do anything that you can't stop them from doing." There are not 21 other catches, Catch-22 is the only catch that is ever needed.
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind... If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
by anon November 04, 2004
When 11 men come at you and teabag you all at once. Thus you "catch 22" balls in your mouth. Originated from the literary ignorance of a friend and the twisted perversion of the writer.
"Hey Patrick, want to catch 22?"
by m0wgli October 15, 2011

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