follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

webmaster

[web-mas-ter, ‐mah-ster] /ˈwɛbˌmæs tər, ‐ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
a person who designs or maintains a website.
Also, Webmaster, web master, Web master.
Compare webmistress.
Origin
1995-2000
1995-2000; (World Wide) Web + master
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for webmaster

webmaster

/ˈwɛbˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
a person responsible for the administration of a website on the World Wide Web
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for webmaster
n.

1993, from web in the Internet sense + master (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
webmaster in Technology

World-Wide Web
(Sometimes "webmistress") The alias or role of the person(s) responsible for the development and maintenance of one or more web servers and/or some or all of the web pages at a website. The term does not imply any particular level of skill or mastery (see "webmonkey").
The webmaster's e-mail address often appears on the home page of the site. Failing that, you could try sending e-mail to postmaster (from which the term is probably derived) or root at that host, possibly after removing an initial "www.".
(1999-04-01)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for webmaster

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for webmaster

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends