[nooz-groop, nyooz‐]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for newsgroup



computing a forum where subscribers exchange information about a specific subject by electronic mail
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Word Origin and History for newsgroup

by 1985, from news (n.) + group (n.).

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