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  1. informal a habitual and enthusiastic user of the internet
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Word Origin for nettie

C20: from (inter) net
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Historical Examples of nettie

  • I have no pets to write about, for my little pet deer, named Nettie, died.

    Harper's Young People, July 27, 1880


  • 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