from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Software with large, often unused additional features.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Software that is overpacked with features and therefore slow or unwieldy; software that is inefficiently designed and occupies an excessive amount of memory or disk space.


bloat +‎ -ware (Wiktionary)



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  • Example sentence: It took me over two hours to remove only a small portion of the bloatware that ships with the computer.

    November 19, 2007