: a system for transferring computer files especially via the Internet
FTP transitive verb

Word History


file transfer protocol

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of FTP was in 1971

Dictionary Entries Near FTP

Cite this Entry

“FTP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/FTP. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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