GRIEFER

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What Does GRIEFER Mean?

GRIEFER means Bad Faith Player in an online gaming context.

GRIEFER is a term used in MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) to describe a player who deliberately irritates and harasses other players.

A GRIEFER could be a player who has become disillusioned with a game and just wants to bring it to an end. However, many GRIEFERs enter games with the specific intention of annoying other players. (In this respect, a GRIEFER is similar to a TROLL (Abusive Online Messager). )

Summary of Key Points

"Bad Faith Player" is the most common definition for GRIEFER on online gaming forums.
GRIEFER
Definition:Bad Faith Player
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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Examples of GRIEFER in Sentences

Here is an example of GRIEFER being used in an online conversation:
  • Seb: What the hell is he doing! I can't get a shot because he's always in the way!
  • Jane: We're screwed. He's a GRIEFER. He only joined us to ruin the game

Example of GRIEFER Used in a Text

Using GRIEFER on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, or Snapchat)

GRIEFER

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