A loser who, according to the image conjured up by the name, sits at their (generally his) computer, surrounded by piles of chicken bones and empty beer cans.

The term is popular among spam fighters, who use it to label spammers who lie in various ways to make you think you're dealing with a large, prosperous company.

This term also appeared in at least one Australian news story about an al-Qaida mercenary, so clarification from native speakers would be welcome: is 'chickenboner' in mainstream usage there?

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