sysop

noun

sys·​op ˈsis-(ˌ)äp How to pronounce sysop (audio)
: the administrator of a computer message board

Examples of sysop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops. Christopher Hutton, Washington Examiner, 11 May 2023 Each system gained its own flavor from its sysop, who decorated it with ANSI graphics or special menus and also acted as an emcee and moderator for the board's conversations. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 1 Dec. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

system operator

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sysop was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Sysop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sysop. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

sysop

noun
sys·​op ˈsis-ˌäp How to pronounce sysop (audio)
: the administrator of a computer bulletin board
Etymology

system operator

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