1. [on BBSes] Any of a species of luser
resembling a less amusing version of BIFF
that infests many BBS
The typical weenie is a teenage boy with poor social skills travelling under a grandiose handle
derived from fantasy or heavy-metal rock lyrics.
s, "the weenie problem" refers to the marginally literate and profanity-laden flamage
weenies tend to spew all over a newly-discovered BBS.
, computer geek
, terminal junkie
2. Among hackers, when used with a qualifier (for example, as in Unix weenie
weenie) this can be either an insult or a term of praise, depending on context, tone of voice, and whether or not it is applied by a person who considers him or herself to be the same sort of weenie. It implies that the weenie has put a major investment of time, effort and concentration into the area indicated; whether this is good or bad depends on the hearer's judgment of how the speaker feels about that area.
See also bigot
3. The semicolon
character, ";" (ASCII