Internet Relay Chat
-designed to make chatting as discouraging as possible for the casual user. Its windows95 style interface and text-only format on black or white backgrounds make it feel lifeless and dull. When one first opens IRC, one can only stare into the blank black screen; there is no welcome window and no cute little sound to tell you your friends are on. All this, designed with the intention
of keeping out: da n00bzours.
Lonely men and women sit in silence before their computers at night, staring maniacally as pages of text scrolls before their eyes. The phrases and gestures, pleading and begging for attention, only hint at life, but this is almost forgotten as you bark off a laugh after a good exchange. But as the jokes and laughter subside you realize you are sitting alone in your underwear at 3am, laughing in the dark. This is the state of being that is; IRC.
by puadxe January 12, 2007
IRC, or internet relay chat. Connects aliented intellectuals via a scrolling text based medium, where they lurk in silence.
I'm gonna go try to get some attention on IRC
by Jesse March 19, 2005
1) Where you go to talk with other sophisticated beings like yourself for free on your own personal computer.

2) The place where dreams will become a reality and your life will be forever enjoyable.

3) A colossal time waster.
Joe Luser was looking for other arrogant assholes to talk with so he started up mIRC.
by jmm June 29, 2003
1. I was chatting on IRC last night and this guy sent me a whole bunch of porn.

2. The IRC is a mish-mash of all kinds of drivel that supposedly imposes an income tax.
by Jon Davis January 14, 2004
Internet Relay Chat. IRC is a chat protocol that can have many people talking in one channel (though messaging another person is normally supported).

IRC is not that hard to set up. You can download a client (or use Java, whatever suits you), then connect to a server, register your name, join a channel, and things go on from there.

Oh, IRC has plenty of noobs. And most of the discussion in IRC is normally just really stupid stuff (see below).
H0tch1k203 has joined #randomchannelol
<toughk1dlol> whoa a gurl! hotchik wanna cyber?
<H0tch1k203> eww on irc? dats gros
H0tch1k203 has left #randomchannelol
<toughk1dlol> lol i am teh l33t

<randomkid> penis!lol
<urmom> lol penis!1
by Just Him August 17, 2006
Acronym for Internet Relay Chat.

Windows users use mIRC ( and other users use xIRC or BitchX ( to connect to an IRC server.

Once connected to a server people can message each other in private or in public channels.
I was talking to my next door neighbour on IRC yesterday and he sent me the video for his last vacation.

I was on DragonzKeep IRC server and I met this great girl in the server chat channel.
by King_John January 26, 2004
IRC Internet Relay Chat is a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk; you'll find the whole diversity of human interests, ideas, and issues here, and you'll be able to participate in group discussions on one of the many thousands of IRC channels, on hundreds of IRC networks, or just talk in private to family or friends, wherever they are in the world.
IRC is a great place to hang out and talk.
by Mikal S. April 27, 2005
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