Definition of netizen
: an active participant in the online community of the Internet
Examples of netizen in a Sentence
the dismaying rudeness that so many netizens exhibit while online
Recent Examples of netizen from the Web
This week’s headlines about HomeNet, the new study of online life by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, confirmed every netizen’s worst fears — at least their fears of more hyperbolic headlines about the Net.
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Origin and Etymology of netizen
blend of net and citizen
First Known Use: 1984See Words from the same year
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Definition of netizen for English Language Learners
: a person who actively uses the Internet especially in a proper and responsible way
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