cybercop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ cop

Noun[edit]

cybercop (plural cybercops)

  1. (informal) A member of a cyberpolice force.
    • 2005, Pat Choate, Hot property: the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization
      Second, the proposed legislation would make telephone and Internet companies assume the role of cybercops, in effect making them responsible for policing...
  2. (Internet, slang, derogatory) A user who attempts to enforce netiquette or other standards.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (user attempting to enforce standards): netcop