verb; zero derivation
to send a message via AOL Instant Messenger Using this word conveys more information than just using the word message. It communicates the form of communication and specific program used. Since it is such a common fixture in many computer users' everyday life, it may be considered jargon. Some generalization of this word has been observed where aim is used to refer to the action of sending messages by other programs.
I aimed him, but he hasn’t replied yet.
Etymology : zero derivation of the acronym for AOL Instant Messenger
Source : AOL instant messenger conversation
Last modified: 10 June 2008