[net-i-kit, ‐ket]

Origin of netiquette

1980–85; blend of network + etiquette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for netiquette

Historical Examples of netiquette

  • Inside also were pigeonholes of the best quality, like in the Netiquette.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • Kern had risen with her, though she had not learned that from the Netiquette.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for netiquette


  1. the informal code of behaviour on the internet

Word Origin for netiquette

C20: from net (work) + (et) iquette
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for netiquette

1993, coined punningly from net, short for Internet + etiquette.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper