netizen

[ net-uh-zuh n, ‐suh n ]
/ ˈnɛt ə zən, ‐sən /

noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) a user of the Internet, often one who is actively engaged in uncensored online discussions of political and social issues: Chinese netizens who post their messages using pseudonyms.

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Origin of netizen

1980–85; (Inter)net + (cit)izen

historical usage of netizen

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British Dictionary definitions for netizen

netizen
/ (ˈnɛtɪzən) /

noun

informal a person who regularly uses the internet

Word Origin for netizen

C20: from (inter) net + (cit) izen
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