threadjack etymology

English word threadjack comes from English thread, English hijack

Detailed word origin of threadjack

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
thread English (eng) (transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).. (transitive) To put thread through.. To screw on, to fit the threads of a nut on a bolt (Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.. (computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, [...]
hijack English (eng) (computing) To change software settings without a user's knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain web site (to hijack a browser).. (computing) To seize control of a networked computer by means of infecting it with a worm or other malware, thereby turning it into a zombie.. (politics) To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new [...]
threadjack English (eng) (Internet) To take over a discussion thread with a subject unrelated to the original posting.

Words with the same origin as threadjack

Descendants of hijack
bluejack bodyjack carjack carjacker carjacking clickjack culture-jack seajack