A gnome is the preponderance of pre-pubescent, or simply underdeveloped teenage males that preoccupy their lives with nerdy online games such as “world of warcraft” and “torn city”. Whilst conversing to their overseas online buddies, they often use a prevalent amount of expressive emoticons and online slang. The average gnome begins their internet alter-identity at a young age, and progress from pet sites such as “neopets” onto bigger and tougher games, such as “counter strike” and “world of warcraft”.
Often, some gnomes progress onto even owning their own gaming website. This however, is only the “leader gnomes”, not the “try hard gnomes”.

The gnomes appearance is often very mediocre, they are usually rather stocky, from all those solitary hours spent at the computer, or quite lanky from the lack of eating from spending many solitary hours at the computer. Their hair is often short and buzzed into a crew cut and their clothing is still chosen by their overbearing mothers.

Many gnomes chose to be employed by their local supermarket as their first job, this often develops into a full-fledged obsession as many gnomes become obsessed and desire a job as CEO when older.
Kael possesses many characteristics of a gnome.
by Dani =) June 12, 2007
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Short, stocky little people with big noses, beards, blue tunics, and red pointy hats. Once related to dwarves but got much shorter and weirder. During a war with goblins, when the dwarves were having a box shortage, the gnomes went off to look for a better life. Unfortunately, many were captured and made as slaves, tending the gardens of dumb suburban people. Some managed to escape, only to be eeking out a living in the woods and living in burrow-like homes, like those of hobbits. Worse yet, they had been cursed by an evil tract-house developer to freeze into a clay form when a human sees them. Despite this, they are occasionally stolen by certain creepy french girls. Lately, a few gnomes were free of the curse and appear to be traveling around the world, sending back silly postcards with their mugs on them. Sadly, one gnome was crushed to death by a 2000 pound ball of baked pizza dough covered with melted cheese. A wrongful-death lawsuit with the Domino's Pizza Corporation is pending.
Thank's to that french jr. high foreign-exchange bitch, my gnome's in Tokyo on the god-damn bullet train! Junior - mow the lawn! Where's the phone book...I want some pizza!....
by Hungry Man February 22, 2004
a little creature who steals your underpants and wears it as a hat... all for world domination...
i.e.: underpants gnome
by kate December 29, 2004
PRONOUNCED >> guh-nome
Acronym for "GNU Network Object Model Environment"
Released under GPL license

A desktop environment (NOT A WINDOW MANAGER) for the X11 graphical interface. Commonly used on Linux systems with XFree86 and xorg. Using the GTK+ library.

Gnome was started by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena in August 1997. Gnome is now a popular desktop interface based mainly on the idea of "simplicity" and ease.

Desktop: nautilus
File Manager: nautilus
Window Manager: metacity or sawfish
Menu: gnome-panel

www.gnome.org
Gnome 2.8 is now available on Fedora Core 3 and Ubuntu Warty Warthog everyone!

My sister uses Gnome for her X session.
by tsphan November 26, 2004
wonderful little creatures that dance around and play with mushrooms.

Some are commonly found in backyards.
The gnomes frolicked and played in the fields with their red, pointy hats.
by s March 13, 2003
They kill your dog while your sleeping.
"Mommy,where's Rover?"
"He got killed by the gnomes,Jimmy"
by TheWiggidy October 26, 2003
Delightful creatures who live in a world filled with fantasy and mystery. Gnomes are known for their pointy hats, sideways walk, and for being extremely punctual.
I knew a gnome who lived in a world filled with fantasy and mystery, walked sideways, and was extremely punctual.
by Cptnshnr4 October 01, 2008
Refers to people who don't go out at night.

They are magical creatures that are not seen after 8pm.
Mainly applies to those in college that rather stay in than go out.

Gnome status is acquired after 2 repeated weekends of staying in without a valid excuse.

Valid excuses include dying, exam the next day, and a date( although if the dates continually interfere with going out they are no longer a valid excuse)
Friend A: You going to Pub?

Friend B: No I'm staying in

Friend A: umm dude you've stayed in the past 2 weeks and

midterms are over why aren't you going out

Friend B: I'm just not

Friend A: wow you're a total Gnome
by yeahiknow imawesome November 20, 2011

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