Usenet

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noun Use·net \ˈyüz-ˌnet\

Definition of Usenet

  1. :  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: 1980


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