A type of self-replicating computer program. Unlike viruses, wabbits do not infect host programs or documents. Also unlike worms, wabbits do not use network capabilities of computers to spread.
Instead, a wabbit repeatedly replicates itself on a local computer. Wabbits can be programmed to have malicious side effects, in addition to the direct consequences of their quick self-replication. An example of a wabbit is a fork bomb. (See Fork Bomb)
Note: The name wabbit is derived from Elmer Fudd's pronunciation of 'rabbit' in the Bugs Bunny cartoons. Just like rabbits, these programs have an ability to multiply quickly.