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Meaning of GWEEP

 
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/gweep/ To hack, usually at night, or one who does so. At wpi, from 1977 onwards, gweeps could often be found at the College Computing Center punching cards or crashing the pdp-10 or, later, the dec-20. The term has survived the demise of those technologies, however, and is still alive in late 1991. "I'm going to go gweep for a while. See you in the morning." "I gweep from 8 PM till 3 AM during the week."

"Gweep" originated as an onomatopeiac term, evoking the sound of the (once-ubiquitous) hazeltine 9000 terminals' bell on WPI campus.

A gweep is one step above a fweep.

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