Usenet

noun
Use·net | \ ˈyüz-ˌnet \

Definition of Usenet 

: the aggregate of all newsgroups on the Internet

First Known Use of Usenet

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Usenet

probably from Usenix, an association of computer programmers using the operating system Unix (from users of Unix) + net entry 1 (network)

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