- a place on a computer network, especially within Usenet, that maintains an online discussion group on a specific topic: newsgroups for movies.
Compare message board.
Origin of newsgroup
First recorded in 1985–90
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- computing a forum where subscribers exchange information about a specific subject by electronic mail
Word Origin and History for newsgroup
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper