In computer code, smurfWord (written as such, in camelCase) refers to a word-fragment of poorly-chosen identifiers which adds no descriptive value, especially if the fragment is a well-worn computing trope. The use of such is generally loathed as a source of unintentional code obfuscation.
Of all the smurfWords the worst has to be "Enterprise." Weighing in at a carpel-tunnel-destroying ten full characters, the only legitimate reason to use it might be when referring to the .iso.dod.private.enterprises OID, but even then, since just about every OID is under .iso.dod.private.enterpises anyway, it still adds no value. To top that off, it gets misspelled frequently.
by skids May 03, 2012