Origin of modfrom mod(ern)
- [alsoM-] of or characteristic of the mods or the styles they favored
- Informal of or relating to anything up-to-date, fashionable, stylish, etc., esp. clothes
- Music moderato
- In or characteristic of this unconventionally modern style.
- Fashionably up-to-date, especially in style, design, or dress.
Origin of modAfter the Mods name of several gangs of English youths in the 1960s short for modern
- (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 forum.
- (computing, informal) A module (file containing a tracker music sequence).
- (rock climbing) A moderately difficult route.
In gaming, mods are created by end users whereas such content by the game creators would be labeled an expansion pack.
(third-person singular simple present mods, present participle modding, simple past and past participle modded)
- (slang) To modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
- His friends were particularly impressed with the way he modded his Ruckus.
- To moderate; to punish a rule-breaking user on a forum, especially when done by a moderator.
- Don't break the rules or you'll be modded.
mod - Computer Definition
(2) (MODify or MODification) Enhancements made by PC and gaming enthusiasts to their computer systems. "Modders" alter the standard desktop computer for looks, performance or both. Some make modifications to the case to make the system quieter. Overclocking the CPU is common as well as adding enhanced cooling systems to compensate for the increased temperatures of the chips. See overclock, modding and mod chip.