kiboze

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back-formation from kibozing, itself an agglutination of Kibo + bozo + ing [1].

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kiboze (third-person singular simple present kibozes, present participle kibozing, simple past and past participle kibozed)

  1. (Internet) 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]

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This article was originally based on material from the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, which is licensed under the GFDL.