A user on a website who lacks the proper literacy skills needed to communicate properly. They spell words with "shorthand" spelling, known as chatspeak. Words are spelled with singly letters, number replace letters in some words.

These people claim that they type that way because it's quicker & easier, which shows tell-tale signs of lazyness. They accuse people who type properly of being elitists.
Man, I'm glad that illiterate is gone. Couldn't he read that this is a Literates room?
by Morava March 07, 2007
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Pronunciation: \(ˌ)i(l)-ˈli-t(Ι™-)rΙ™t
Function: Adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin illiteratus, from in- + litteratus literate
Date: 15th century
1: having little or no education ; especially : unable to read or write <an illiterate population>
2 a: showing or marked by a lack of familiarity with language and literature <an illiterate magazine> b: violating approved patterns of speaking or writing
3: showing or marked by a lack of acquaintance with the fundamentals of a particular field of knowledge <musically illiterate>
synonyms see ignorant
1. From the letter A through to the letter Z, the authors of this website's content have done nothing but show to the world that they are in fact......illiterate. All synonms apply.

2. When our country routinely ranks 24th (or worse) amongst the top 25 industrialized nations of the world in academic ability, why do we glorify that which is so grossly illiterate and ignorant. Do we really want to become a nation so inable to compete in global markets that our grandchildren /great-grandchildren will work for a bowl of rice a day? It WILL be our fate unless we start raising our standards. Including our humor.
It starts in the gutter, raise it out of the gutter and everything else becomes elevated. It has to start somewhere, why not here?
3. As citizens of a free (kind of) nation
we have the absolute right to be ignorant and illiterate. But why would we want to? I don't get it.
by Linguistic_abhorrence April 16, 2009
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The person next to you. The one with the stupid look on their face as they look over your shoulder at the screen wondering what all the symbols mean.
It's okay, I understand that you're illiterate, but we can play video games later.

Why are you looking over my shoulder? You're illiterate.
by VANCANMAN February 28, 2010
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In some circles, used as a synonym for incompotent in any way, regardless of any reading ability. For example, it could be used to describe a bad driver, someone who sucks at videogames, or someone who fails a test.
OMG, you illiterate n00b!
by jmtas June 11, 2006
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of or relating to the vast majority of urbandictionary.com users
YOU'RE is short for you are, whereas YOUR means YOUR, you stupid fucking illiterate morons.
by 187iniraq January 09, 2011
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A moron who can't read or write.
Those assholes at urbandictionary.com are illiterate douchebag rednecks who watch NASCAR and sleep with their dogs.
by smarterthanyous November 13, 2010
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A word that describes 75% of internet users I come across.
Illiterate person: hi my nam is john! and i bite that geme you wer takking abote on that thred! we shud be frends. bcaus we both bite htat geme nd it was fun :DDDDD

Literate person: I won't be your friend because I didn't even understand half of what you just typed.
by Cows on the Moon February 17, 2012
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