Definitions

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  • noun slang Jargon.
  • noun slang Trivia or highly-detailed information, especially that which an author includes in a work of fiction as a result of research.

Etymologies

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From neep-neep, slang for a computer enthusiast, which reportedly arose at the California Institute of Technology in the 1970s.

Examples

  • If you'd like to see what will be in bloom in our 2012 garden is it possible your interest in garden neepery extends that far?

    Three More Iris

  • For those sick of garden neepery, don't worry—there's only one more new variety to bloom.

    Our Penultimate Iris

  • If you're not interested in gardening neepery, you might have to avert your eyes the next week or so, as I'll be sharing more flower photos as the buds begin to pop.

    A Second Iris Begins to Bloom

  • You've all been so well behaved during my recent run of gardening neepery that I feel I owe you something special.

    Three More Iris

  • Those who are up for more garden neepery can click here to read on.

    No More Daffodil Daze

  • Those who've been waiting for all the iris neepery to come to an end can celebrate—because the last first iris has bloomed.

    Our Last New Iris of 2010

  • I did not feel the lack for all of the change-ringing neepery that fills the novel.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • I did not feel the lack for all of the change-ringing neepery that fills the novel.

    The Nine Tailors - Peter Wimsey on tv

  • He also missed much electronics neepery, because Karen showed off her Kindle and I did the same with my new iPhone.

    February 22nd, 2009

  • Writer neepery: it also occurs to me that this is a nice visual reference for what a starship might look like after a century of lying about broken-backed in a lagoon on some backwater planet inhabited by metal-breasted Amazonian gyndroids and ravening metawolves…

    The legend lives on from the Columbia on down… | jlake.com

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