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finn


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finns  \Finns\,  n.  pl.;  sing.  {Finn}.  (Ethnol.) 
  a  Natives  of  Finland;  Finlanders. 
  b  A  branch  of  the  Mongolian  race,  inhabiting  Northern  and 
  Eastern  Europe,  including  the  Magyars,  Bulgarians, 
  Permians,  Lapps,  and  Finlanders.  [Written  also  {Fins}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finn  \Finn\,  a. 
  A  native  of  Finland;  one  of  the  Finn?  in  the  ethnological 
  sense  See  {Finns}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Finn 
  n  :  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Finland  [syn:  {Finn}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  finn  v.  [IRC]  To  pull  rank  on  somebody  based  on  the  amount  of 
  time  one  has  spent  on  {IRC}.  The  term  derives  from  the  fact  that  IRC 
  was  originally  written  in  Finland  in  1987.  There  may  be  some  influence 
  from  the  `Finn'  character  in  William  Gibson's  seminal  cyberpunk  novel 
  "Count  Zero",  who  at  one  point  says  to  another  (much  younger)  character 
  "I  have  a  pair  of  shoes  older  than  you  are  so  shut  up!" 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  finn 
 
    To  pull  rank  on  somebody  based  on  the  amount  of 
  time  one  has  spent  on  {IRC}.  The  term  derives  from  the  fact 
  that  IRC  was  originally  written  in  Finland  in  1987. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (2000-08-05) 
 
 




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