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

  • n. Slang A person regarded as inept or ineffectual.

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  • adj. comparative form of lame: more lame
  • n. a person lacking in maturity, social skills, technical competence or intelligence


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  • Tom S: you’re right: what makes the Giuliani campaign’s lame disclaimers about Rudy’s ISG-ducking even lamer is the fact that unless Mr.G. has suddenly developed clairvoyant powers (à la Johnny Smith) he couldn’t know what the ISG’s report would say (and, IIRC, there was a lot of speculation pre-release that it would be a “stay-the-course” whitewash of Administration policy).

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  • If you went to a LAN with your laptop five years ago you'd probably get a bunch of people calling you 'lamer' or 'noob', laughing at your weak-as-a-kitten integrated graphics and underwhelming processing grunt.


  • The first couple of tracks do not sound like the Oneida we now know and love, but almost like some kind of lamer sub-Mercury Rev outfit.

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  • We plow through six more songs, interspersed with a lot of arguing about who gets to play lead guitar and what the opening chord is and how the drummer—a kid with a shaved head and Ray-Bans named Pete—is lamer than ever, which causes Pete to throw down his sticks and stalk out of the room.

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  • Harrison Ford — yes, that Harrison Ford — made fun of his some of the lamer movies on his resume and seemed genuinely touched that all of the goth kids in the audience knew who he was.

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  • It was like the three lamest characters got lamer together.

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  • His appellation changed to the lamer – “Unliving Oblivion” was kinda catchy, now he sounds like some kind of athletic supporter.

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  • Unfortunately this is the lamer “balance solution” to the problem and turns combat into slogs.

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  • Somehow, it felt even lamer to admit "Cleanse diet."

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  • This product from Crème de la Mer helps reduce the appearance of minor scars. $275, 4. The Lip Balm.

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