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old format from the 70's. Famous for it's failure, it's price, it's quality, and porno.
by Franklin W. Dickson October 21, 2009
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Used to describe the process by which technology is overtaken in the market by inferior but better marketed competition.
Microsoft betamaxed Apple right out of the market!
by Johnny Thirteen August 11, 2007
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As opposed to the alpha male, the betamax is the ultimate form of a beta male and the ultimate counter to an alpha male. Betas are generally wayward and indifferent to typical social cues while meaning to define their own and can be seen as aloof, indecisive, and mysterious. However the betamax, while possessing those traits can express characteristics seemingly completely nuance and contradictory to beta behavior in short, powerful bursts given the proper catalyst relative to the betamax's interests.

Where an alpha male is rehearsed, the betamax acts with a raw yet tempered, nearly instinctual prowess provided by his various means of nonconformist mental conditioning. Alpha males and women tend to view the betamax as alluring though women's anxiety towards the betamax can become an issue due to his somewhat unpredictable nature despite his predominantly chill exterior. As the average woman tends to be submissive, absolving herself of responsibility for her actions through her passivity and being told what to do, a betamax will usually be seen with only alpha females who can think for themselves. Unlike women in the typical alpha/beta dynamic, the betamax inclines toward solitude while his alpha female finds herself drawn to his peculiar nature excited more by untold rewards than any risks.
Alpha male: I can barely wrap my head around it. One minute the guy's boring everyone with his jargon about brony existentialism and then the next minute, he's leaving the party with Stacy. Stacy!?!

Alpha male subordinate: Ikr?! That fucking betamax.
by thewaxrene12 July 04, 2017
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most sexy and attractive man on the world, he is so betamax (karsten)
karsten so amazing everybody wants his d, because he is so betamax
by KetaKarsten May 03, 2013
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Finished software so maxed out with bugs it should still be beta.
Most of those new Apple Dashboard Widgets are so betamax.
by Richard Feder July 22, 2005
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