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netizen

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noun net·i·zen \ˈne-tə-zən also -sən\

Simple Definition of netizen

  • : a person who actively uses the Internet especially in a proper and responsible way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of netizen

  1. :  an active participant in the online community of the Internet

Examples of netizen in a sentence

  1. <the dismaying rudeness that so many netizens exhibit while online>



Origin and Etymology of netizen

blend of net and citizen


First Known Use: 1984

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