Definition of cypherpunk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsīfərˌpəNGk/


A person who uses encryption when accessing a computer network in order to ensure privacy, especially from government authorities.
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.


1990s: on the pattern of cyberpunk.

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Syllabification: cy·pher·punk

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