To uncerimoniously disconnect someone from a system without prior warning. BBS Sysops routinely "borf" pest users by turning off the modem or by hitting the "auto-borf" key sequence.

You can also be "borfed" by software dropping carrier due to a bug.

The origin of the term is unknown but it has been in use since at least 1982.

Last updated: 1997-03-21

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Border Gateway ProtocolborfBorland International, Inc.Borland Software Corporation

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