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netizen

[net-uh-zuh n, ‐suh n] /ˈnɛt ə zən, ‐sən/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a user of the Internet, often one who is actively engaged in uncensored online discussions of political and social issues:
Chinese netizens who post their messages using pseudonyms.
Origin of netizen
1980-85; (Inter)net + (cit)izen
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netizen

/ˈnɛtɪzən/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who regularly uses the internet
Word Origin
C20: from (inter)net + (cit)izen
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n.

1995, from net, short for Internet + citizen.

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