The Alternative English Dictionary: AOLer

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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Internet, informal) An Internet user whose ISP is AOL.
    • 1997, Wendy Grossman, Net.wars AOLers would post hello messages, old-timers would follow up with vituperative diatribes about reading the FAQ without telling them how to get it...
    • 2001, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, Martin Grasdal, Configuring ISA Server 2000 Your external connection is already maxed out, and one thing you don't need is AOLers jamming up what bandwidth you have left.
  2. (informal) An employee of AOL.
    • 2003, Alec Klein, Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner The almighty stock option became a fetish object, a love thing, a glimpse into a not-so-distance future for AOLers where freedom reigned...
    • 2005, Alexandra Reed Lajoux, The Art of M&A Integration Time Warner employees considered their AOL counterparts to be too pushy and aggressive, while AOLers considered Time Warner staffers to be coddled...
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