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nettie

/ˈnɛtɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) a habitual and enthusiastic user of the internet
Word Origin
C20: from (inter)net
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  • I have no pets to write about, for my little pet deer, named nettie, died.

  • Compare that girl to nettie, and she wouldn't take the leather medal.

  • Hour after hour the nettie and the Lass fought it out, and hour after hour the gale increased.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • He told of its final discovery in the secret box of the storeroom on the nettie.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • If I found this aboard the nettie it proves that he must have come and got it!

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • Through the murk Code could see the nettie B. three miles ahead.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • "If he wants nettie he'll have to wait," said the elder boy.

    The Doctor's Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • He heard nettie's voice in the passage, long before she reached the door.

    The Doctor's Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • nettie put out her tiny hand as she spoke to arrest the bottle.

    The Doctor's Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • All his mind was fully occupied chafing at the sacrifice of nettie.

    The Doctor's Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

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