web·​mas·​ter ˈweb-ˌma-stər How to pronounce webmaster (audio)
often capitalized
: a person responsible for the creation or maintenance of a website especially for a company or organization

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Along with Noor and Mohamad Ali, those club members honored with commendations included Ryan Rached (vice president), Rayyan Allaf (webmaster), Tomas Guzman (treasurer), Melissa Bermudez (fundraiser chairperson) and Sofia Guitian Perez, who also devoted time toward helping out in the warehouse. Rick Menning, sun-sentinel.com, 20 May 2021 Among the words: webmaster, tribe, brown bag lunch. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Feb. 2023 Netflix's new three-part documentary chronicles the downfall of one recklessly wicked webmaster who fed his adult site with nude photos of nonconsenting subjects. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 27 July 2022 Manchester Town Historian Susan Barlow and Jon Roe, local historian and webmaster of the Tankerhoosen website, will lead the hike. Hartford Courant, 14 Sep. 2022 Back in the day, creating a website meant getting your hands dirty in code, figuring out hosting, and maybe even hiring a webmaster. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 22 May 2022 The idea that a webmaster back then could make a salary of $100,000 beckoned Streebin to California and the Bay Area. Bruce Rogers, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Because Google's tool only addresses search results, the company says users should also contact the webmaster of any sites containing the images to purge them from their site, too. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2021 However, the company emphasized this won't remove the image from the internet entirely; people will need to contact a website's webmaster to ask for that content to be removed. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 27 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of webmaster was in 1993

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“Webmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webmaster. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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web·​mas·​ter -ˌmas-tər How to pronounce webmaster (audio)
: a person responsible for the creation or maintenance of a website especially for a company or organization

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