netdead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

net +‎ dead

Adjective[edit]

netdead ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Internet slang, rare, of a person) Not currently active on a network, or the Internet; offline.
    • 1996, Joe Pantuso, The Complete Internet Gamer (page 309)
      To end your use of the client you can use either this command or possibly ctrl-C. This will leave netdead all of your characters with processes still running.
    • 1998, "Creepy", *mutter**grumble* QUT *grumble**grumble* (on newsgroup aus.tv.x-files)
      Considering that now both $teve and Robin are virtually netdead, this is probably about right.