A form of writing whereby some letters in a word are replaced by a numerical likeness or other letters that create an identical or similar sound.
This style of writing was originally in use by hackers who were attempting to bypass word-filtering on mail servers. For instance, they would use the term 'haxorz' to replace 'hackers'. Internet users new to hacking adopted the style in an attempt to emulate those more experienced, and usage became widely spread.
In recent times the method is almost never used to avoid word-filtering software, but rather to satirise script kiddies and 12 year olds, or to abbreviate for faster typing. It's interesting to note that in most cases it takes more time to type in leetspeak (due to the constant swapping between numbers and letters) than it would take to just type the words properly.
When using leetspeak, you should be aware that you are almost definitely coming across as a moron.
Person A: ph34r my 1337 hax0rz ski11z
Person B: What?
Here, Person A appears to be of below average intellect, due to his/her liberal use of leetspeak.
A way of speaking that hackers used to conceal their sites from seach engines. Now, taken over by n00bs.
Hacker: J00 kn0 h0w 1 PwN3d z3m M1cr0$0-ft? H4x0rn @ 1t5 b357.
N00b: OMG OMG I r t3h r0xx0rz! I r s000 l33t!
To speak/type in a language composed where the letters are replaced with symbols or numbers, often accompanied by random and/or dliberate misspellings.
English: Peter waters the lawn.
Leetspeak: P4t4r \/\/3+3r5 t3h l3\/\/n!!
An internet language in which the user replaces letters with numbers and symbols.
T: 7 or +
Words used by people on aol and message boards which used to be nerdy now people use it to try and be funny when 83.7 times out of 100 they arent.
Nerd: sn4p w3 ju5t pwnz0red som n00bs in c5
We just owned those beginners in Counter Strike
Non Nerd Trying to Be funny: w4nt 2 go 2 teh m411 t0d4y?
Want to go to the Mall today
Non Nerds friend: lol theres too many nubbys there lol
(hahaha your leet speak is funny but i dont want to go because its packed today hahaha)
Wow I want to punch that kid at school he used leetspeak too much its getting annoying.
Eubonics for prepubescent middle class white males.
\/\/h4+5 4r3 J0) D01|\|g!
1. Common language in games used by prepubescent males, usually those with intelligence quotients lower than 80 or just those that have no outside lives. Usually used by caucasians as black people and mexicans can rarely afford computers that keep up with the latest games.
2. Toned down version of English containing no large words and involves concentrating mental energy on deciphering the random sequence of numbers and symbols passed off as "words" Probably the most advanced thing "13375p33k" users can accomplish
Leetspeak = 13375p33k
I win, I beat you = 1 p@wn3d jo0 n00bzOrZ!
Cheater!, Hacker! = OMFG HAxXORz!