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    /p*-nam'bik/ [Acronym from the scene in the film version of `The Wizard of Oz' in which the true nature of the wizard is first... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION

  •  View Definition: bounce message 

    bounce message

    [UNIX] n. Notification message returned to sender by a site unable to relay email to the intended {Internet address} recipient or the next link in a bang path (see bounce). Reasons might include a nonexistent or misspelled username or a down relay site. Bounce messages can themselves fail, with occasionally ugly results; see sorcerer's apprentice mode. The terms `bounce mail' and `barfmail' are also common.