adj. A euphemism for being fired.

Example Citation:
He offers ways to fight doublespeak, as simple as highlighting it in memos, rewriting the offending phrase in understandable language and placing it on the bulletin board. But be careful when you do this with management - you might find yourself "being walked" or "uninstalled" — that's "fired" to plain talkers.
—Judyth Rigler, "Books in Brief," San Antonio Express-News, July 30, 1996

Earliest Citation:
Uninstalled: Euphemism for being fired. Heard on the voicemail of a vice president at a downsizing computer firm: "You have reached the number of an uninstalled vice president. Please dial our main number and ask the operator for assistance."
—Gareth Branwyn, "Jargon Watch," Wired, November 1, 1994

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