Definition of cypherpunk in English:

cypherpunk

Syllabification: cy·pher·punk
Pronunciation: /ˈsīfərˌpəNGk
 
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noun

  • A person who uses encryption when accessing a computer network in order to ensure privacy, especially from government authorities.
    More example sentences
    • We have the old-school cypherpunks, and the hacker community on both sides of the law.
    • A Washington state federal jury found the cypherpunk guilty on two of five counts of stalking government agents.

Origin

1990s: on the pattern of cyberpunk.

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