from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a snag: a computer glitch; a navigational glitch; a glitch in the negotiations.
- n. A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.
- n. Astronomy A sudden change in the period of rotation of a neutron star.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A problem affecting function; a bug; an imperfection; a quirk
- n. A bug or an exploit.
- n. A genre of experimental electronic music of the 1990s, characterized by a deliberate use of sonic artifacts that would normally be viewed as unwanted noise.
- v. To experience an intermittent, unexpected, malfunction
- v. To perform an exploit or recreate a bug while playing a video game.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fault or defect in a system, plan, or machine.
- n. A brief surge or interruption in the voltage in an electrical circuit or device.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
Probably from Yiddish glitsh, a slip, lapse, from glitshn, to slip, from Middle High German glitschen, alteration of glīten, to glide, from Old High German glītan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from Yiddish גליטש (glitsch), from dialectical German glitschig ("slippy"), from glitsch ("slide, glide, slip") + -ig ("-y"). Related to gleiten ("glide"). (Wiktionary)