Definition of Usenet
: the aggregate of all newsgroups on the Internet
Origin and Etymology of usenet
probably from Usenix, an association of computer programmers using the operating system Unix (from users of Unix) + 1net (network)
First Known Use: 1980See Words from the same year
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