Wart vs Wartlike - What's the difference?

wart | wartlike |

As a noun wart

is guard, ward.

As an adjective wartlike is

resembling a wart or some aspect of one.



(wikipedia wart)


(en noun)
  • (pathology) A type of deformed growth occurring on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Any similar growth occurring in plants or animals, such as the parotoid glands in the back of toads.
  • (computing, programming, slang, derogatory) Any of the prefixes used in Hungarian notation.
  • * 1998 , "Chris Ahlstrom", Hungarian notation'' (on newsgroup ''microsoft.public.vc.language )
  • Hungarian warts suck big time! If you need them, your functions are too big and your class interface is much too fat.
  • * 2002 , "Linonut", Computer Science'' (on newsgroup ''comp.os.linux.advocacy )
  • Far easier to not use warts in the first place. Even if a wart is present, you still have to verify the variable's declaration anyway, if you're a diligent maintenance programmer.

    Derived terms

    * genital wart * Peruvian wart * plantar wart * wall wart * warthog * warty * warts and all * warty toad

    See also

    * verruca ----




    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a wart or some aspect of one.