dis·​kette ˌdi-ˈsket How to pronounce diskette (audio)

Examples of diskette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the friend packed, Mr. Hanssen went to his basement and placed a stack of classified FBI documents and an encrypted computer diskette into a plastic garbage bag, then wrapped it with tape. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, 5 June 2023 Cartridges, diskettes, and CD-ROMs all contained full, unchanging versions of games that were forever compatible with the similarly stable hardware they were designed to be played on. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2019 Companies could manage a profit by simply selling the free software on physical media like diskettes or CDs. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 29 Oct. 2018 Diskettes and CD-ROMs mostly conquered the market but other, weirder alternatives were out there. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 14 Aug. 2017

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Word History


disk entry 1 + -ette

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diskette was in 1973

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“Diskette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diskette. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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