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  1. kiboze(Verb)

    To search the Usenet news for a string, particularly one's name or nickname, especially with the intention of posting a follow-up, as popularized by James "Kibo" Parry.

    "[...] adds spaces to people's names to prevent kibozing. It doesn't help when you're replying to me in a newsgroup I read; I'll find that article just fine. Besides, I don't kiboze."

  2. Origin: back-formation from kibozing, itself an agglutination of Kibo + bozo + ing .

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. kiboze

    [Usenet] To grep the Usenet news for a string, especially with the intention of posting a follow-up. This activity was popularised by Kibo (see KIBO, sense 2).


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