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(informal) a habitual and enthusiastic user of the internet
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C20: from (inter)net
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  • The first thing nettie asked when she came home from school in the afternoon was, if the waffles were light?

    The Carpenter's Daughter Anna Bartlett Warner
  • Poor nettie was mortified enough by the result of her impulsive act.

    Eric Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
  • Well, said nettie with a little smile, though she could feel her heart beating, I feel more like a torpedo than ever just now.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (
  • The boys were delighted, but nettie declared that she was afraid of the king.

    Eric Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
  • nettie held out her hand for the bunch of daisies and looked at them carefully, and laughed.

  • We always said that nettie could do wonderful things if only she were given time.

    Marge Askinforit Barry Pain
  • Perhaps you'll ask if nettie's mother never went to see her.

  • nettie Minorca was “black but comely,” and had Spanish blood in her veins.

    Marge Askinforit Barry Pain
  • I remember them, of course; don't you know what fun we used to make of nettie?

  • nettie came in, her cheeks radiant with color, her eyes shining.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland

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