During the "Internet Underground" panel of the 2011 ROFLCon Summit, Peckham explained that, as a computer science student, his primary motivation was to construct a website; but he was also dissatisfied with the conventional English-language , as it "was telling us how English was spoken, instead of reflecting how English was actually spoken." For the launch of Urban Dictionary, Peckham installed the website on a web server that was operated from under his room bed at Cal Poly. One of the first definitions on the site was "", defined as "a retired gangster who sits on the porch in the ghetto and preaches to the youngsters".
For the first four years, the site generated revenue without making a profit for Peckham, but did not incur any costs, so Peckham's role was mostly passive. In 2003, Peckham paid more attention to the site after a news article revealed that United Kingdom (UK) high court judges had used Urban Dictionary to assist them in a case involving two (the judges unsuccessfully attempted to comprehend slang language that the rappers used).
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According to Peckham in 2011, the site first displayed advertising around 2004. Peckham explained that connect companies to Urban Dictionary.