netiquette

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

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

Nearby words

  1. netherlands new guinea,
  2. netherlands west indies,
  3. nethermost,
  4. netherworld,
  5. neti neti,
  6. netizen,
  7. netman,
  8. netrebko,
  9. netroot,
  10. netroots

Origin of netiquette

1980–85; blend of network + etiquette

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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

netiquette

/ (ˈnɛtɪˌkɛt) /

noun

the informal code of behaviour on the internet

Word Origin for netiquette

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

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Word Origin and History for netiquette

netiquette

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper