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A person who is competitive and gregarious by nature.

The skill of a playa is measured by the extent of his or her "game." The more "game" a playa has, the more respect they command in their community.

A person who has enough game (and hence, enough respect) can do whatever they want, dress however awful (or tacky) they want, say whatever crazy things they want to say, and still win the adoration of others. Often these skills are used to earn sexual or material favors, although not by necessity.

Playas are mostly motivated by the ego drive that comes with self expression and self manifestation for its own ends. In many ways, playas are trend-setters rather than trend-followers.

Game recognizes game, and a true playa will always give respect to a fellow playa when it is due. People who ignore (read: fail to notice), criticize, or alienate themselves from a playa without just cause is referred to as a "playa hater."
"I only got time for three types of people: pimps, hoes, and playas wearing Now-And-Later gators."
by handle187 October 31, 2003

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A person (usually possessing thorough knowledge in no single field), who is talented at devising superficial "fixes," which are nothing more than auxiliary work-arounds for problems which eventually have to be solved "correctly" by a "trained professional."

Hackers are self-motivated, and learn through experimentation and persistence, as opposed to through "traditional" means.

Computer hackers do not completely fit this definition. Due to the high artificiality of computer technology itself, computer hackers must be highly knowledgable before they can implement their first successful "hack." For them, "hacks" are the product of brilliant insight and thorough investigation, rather than the talent and natural law that go with hacking in more humanity-driven fields, such as entertainment or sports.

Chess masters have a similar level of mental discpline, although many hackers tend to lack the attention span necessary to be good at chess :')

Many people would tend to disagree, but then again many people are not skillful enough to be called a "hacker."
by handle187 October 31, 2003

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A general interjection which, although usually expressing grief, can be used with much versatility.

Etymology: A substitution for "Jesus Christ!!!" Evidently used mostly by uptight people with a strict upbringing.
Expressing grief: "Jeez, all I did was get the order of the numbers mixed up."

Expressing exaltation: "Jeez, I didn't know the installation would be that easy !"
by handle187 October 31, 2003

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A chemical imbalance in the brain which produces notable physical discomfort. Can be caused either by too much alcoholic consumption, or too much sex.

Some people prefer water, tea, black coffee (ok, ok, _espresso_), Peptol Bismol, "hangover helper" pills, and the like, but the only real cure for a hangover is time.

Symptoms: headache, physical weakness, extremely upset stomach, and vomit all over the new carpet in your bathroom.
"I stay sober to avoid hangovers."
by handle187 November 07, 2003

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To converse lightly, with no specific topic or objective in mind.

See also: shooting the breeze
So, Bill and I were shooting the breeze and suddenly we came up with an idea for a new website.
by handle187 October 31, 2003

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Food with a lot of starch, and a lot of high-fructose corn syrup, for they also bear little nutritional value.
"That instant iced tea mix you just made counts as junk food."
by handle187 November 07, 2003

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Candy shaped into small, 1/4" tablets. Nine of them fit into a long, skinny toy called a "pez dispenser", which spits out one tablet everytime you tilt its head. For some reason, vintage pez dispensers have become collector's items.
"I had a Spiderman pez dispenser, and my sister had a Wonderwoman one, my mother refused to by any more pez after it ran out, because it was too expensive, it tasted pretty good, though."
by handle187 November 07, 2003

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