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  • n. Content in an online forum, such as a newsgroup, with the intent of provoking anger, resulting in flames and sometimes flamewars.

Etymologies

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From flame + bait.

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  • On the internet, a post or comment written specifically to incite a flame war. See also: troll.

    October 17, 2007