[ net-i-kit, ‐ket ]
/ ˈnɛt ɪ kɪt, ‐ˌkɛt /


the rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over computer networks, especially the Internet.

Origin of netiquette

1980–85; blend of network + etiquette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for netiquette

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

    V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Inside also were pigeonholes of the best quality, like in the Netiquette.

    V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for netiquette

/ (ˈnɛtɪˌkɛt) /


the informal code of behaviour on the internet

Word Origin for netiquette

C20: from net (work) + (et) iquette
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