Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 5

#6: E-cquaintance 

Definition:

(noun) : a person known to another through online communication only (as via email or Internet social networking)

Example:

"... Peter Watts, brilliant Canadian hard SF writer, marine biology PhD, good e-cquaintance of mine, and by all accounts all round nice guy in the flesh ..." – blog post at Richardkmorgan.com, December 12, 2009

Submitted by:

Curtis, OH

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