zorkmid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the computer game Zork (1980).

Noun[edit]

zorkmid (plural zorkmids)

  1. (video games) A fictional unit of currency used in various computer games.
    • 1984, Softalk for the IBM personal computer
      Yes, the zorkmid is still the official medium of exchange, and this realm supposedly was founded by a relative of Dimwit Flathead III []
    • 2003, "Robin Johnson", One Zorkmid desc? (discussion on Internet newsgroup rec.games.int-fiction)
      Nethack (www.nethack.org), which is not IF but does use the zorkmid as its currency, has a one zorkmid coin. It is simply described as "a gold piece".
    • 2008, Brian Briggs, The BBook of Geek
      After the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the Eastern European nation of Ukraine adopted the Zorkmid as its national currency.