Definition of netizen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnedəzən/


A user of the Internet, especially a habitual or avid one.
Example sentences
  • Because server logs at destination sites show only the IP address of the proxy server, and not the end user, some hackers and privacy-conscious netizens catalog open proxies and use them to anonymize their surfing.
  • The Danes are the world's keenest netizens, while the US has the biggest percentage of women online, a survey out today claims.
  • Last week the US Department of Justice issued a special report on phishing to acquaint netizens with the warning signs of the spoofed email messages.


1990s: blend of net1 (sense 4 of the noun) and citizen.

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Syllabification: net·i·zen

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