- They won the battle by zerging the opposing force.
verb; zero derivation
overwhelm an enemy by sending a vast number of weak, expendable units, expecting great losses but also great gains. On the internet and in online gaming, the word ‘zerg’ is usually used to criticize an opponent’s strategy. People who use the technique of ‘zerging’ are usually viewed as lower in skill, since it requires little skill, yet is highly effective in some situations. Recently, the word has been used more and more outside of its original domain of online computer gaming by applying it as a metaphor.
Etymology : name of an alien race in a game called Starcraft; by zero derivation, this noun became commonly used as a verb
Source : online discussion
Last modified: 10 June 2008