See also: borg
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)ɡ
- (slang) One who proselytises or assimilates.
- Go for the fun of it (yes, I am one of the Borgs) and don't let equipment bother you. Just remember this even when the Borgs assimilate you.
- (slang) To assimilate rivals, via corporate acquisition or religious proselytisation.
2003, “Microsoft trying to borg google.”, in New York Times:
2004, alt.religion.asatru, Usenet:
- The Christians could afford to spend generations converting northern Europe and that's exactly what they did. We have that example from history. We know there are other faiths out there that want to wipe us out, and there are other faiths out there that want to Borg us. The fact that some are still here after decades means we aren't giving in this time, and you're one of the ones here over a decade."
- They are trying to turn you into them. They are trying to borg us.
- (slang) To turn into a cyborg, to implant machinery into people with the intent of controlling or assimilating them.
- Use of other than the infinitive is rare. Lowercase spelling also occurs, less commonly.
- Barg (archaic)
From Middle High German barc, from Old High German barug. The contemporary vocalism is based on Middle Low German borch, which may be an old variant with zero-grade (compare Old English borg). Cognate with Dutch barg, English barrow.
- barrow (castrated boar)
- Borg is a technical term used chiefly by those in contact with commercial farming. Its intelligibility among the general public is limited.