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twonkie: /twon'kee/ n. The software equivalent of a Twinkie (a
   variety of sugar-loaded junk food, or (in gay slang) the male
   equivalent of `chick'); a useless `feature' added to look sexy
   and placate a marketroid (compare Saturday-night
   special).  The term may also be related to "The Twonky",
   title menace of a classic SF short story by Lewis Padgett (Henry
   Kuttner and C. L. Moore), first published in the September 1942
   "Astounding Science Fiction" and subsequently much