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(uncountable) An unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in England in the 1960s, characterized by ankle-length black trenchcoats and sunglasses.
(UK) a 1960s British person who dressed in such a style and was interested in modernism and the modern music of the time; the opposite of a rocker.
(slang) A modification to an object, computer game, etc., typically for the purpose of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
(Internet) A moderator, for example on a discussion forum.
(computing, informal) A module (file containing a tracker music sequence).
* 1992 , "Jordan K. Hubbard", How to convert Amiga mods to Arch?'' (on Internet newsgroup ''comp.sys.acorn )
* 2003 , Rene T. A. Lysloff, Leslie C. Gay, Jr., Music and Technoculture (page 38)
- I'd like to convert some of the arch(SIC) mods back into Amiga mods since I don't have the original Amiga versions.
(rock climbing) A moderately difficult route.
Moderations: university examinations generally taken in the first year.
- These mods , while usually having the distinctive bleep and beep quality of transistor-generated tones, are often astonishingly creative and rich in expressive nuances.
In gaming, mods are created by end users whereas such content by the game creators would be labeled an expansion pack.
(slang) To modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
To moderate; to punish a rule-breaking user on a forum, especially when done by a moderator.
- His friends were particularly impressed with the way he modded his .
- Don't break the rules or you'll be modded .
* trick, trick out
* (to moderate)
A smooth-talking person.
* 2003 , Michael Lydon, Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution, 1964-1974 (page 7)
A drink made from whole fruit, thus thicker than fruit juice.
A member of the mod subculture who is relatively non-violent and wears expensive clothing.
* 1987 , John Irwin (quoting Piri Thomas), The Felon
- True to their reputations, Paul was a smoothie who put a public relations gloss on everything he said, and John was abrasive and sarcastic, speaking his mind and letting the chips fall where they may.
* 1999 , Nick Johnstone, Abel Ferrara: The King of New York (page viii)
- The decision to cool myself made the next two years the hardest I had done because it meant being a smoothie and staying out of trouble, which in prison is difficult,
* 2011 , Gerard DeGroot (quoting Brown), Seventies Unplugged
- Film Comment's David Chute described him as: "small, stringy and intense, but he's better dressed and groomed (than Ferrara), less of a punk and more of a smoothie ."