English-Vietnamese Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN AIR-BALL?
◊air-ball /'eзbo:l/
▫ danh từ
▪ quả bóng thổi (đồ chơi trẻ em)
English Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN DIRT BALL?
dirt ball
n : has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
[syn: {worm}, {louse}, {insect}]
English Computing Dictionary
◊ DIRTBALL
dirtball
({XEROX PARC}) A small, perhaps struggling outsider; not in
the major or even the minor leagues. For example, "Xerox is
not a dirtball company".
Outsiders often observe in the PARC culture an institutional
arrogance which usage of this term exemplifies. The
brilliance and scope of PARC's contributions to computer
science have been such that this superior attitude is not much
resented. - ESR
[{Jargon File}]
(1994-12-07)