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  1. Derf

    Derf is a nickname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derfadjective

    strong; powerful; fierce

  2. Etymology: [Icel. djafr.]


  1. Derf

    Derf and Derf Backderf are the pseudonyms of American artist John Backderf, most famous for the comic strip The City, which has appeared in a number of alternative newspapers since 1990. In 2006 Derf won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for cartooning.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. derf

    [PLATO] 1. v. The act of exploiting a terminal which someone else has absentmindedly left logged on, to use that person's account, especially to post articles intended to make an ass of the victim you're impersonating. It has been alleged that the term originated as a reversal of the name of the gentleman who most usually left himself vulnerable to it, who also happened to be the head of the department that handled PLATO at the University of Delaware. Compare baggy pantsing. 2. n. The victim of an act of derfing, sense 1. The most typical posting from a derfed account read “I am a derf.”.

Editors Contribution

  1. DERF

    Derf is actually FRED backwards.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 26, 2021  

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  1. DERF

    What does DERF stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DERF acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derf in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    the act of making a noisy disturbance
    A efface
    B cleave
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