lurker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lurk + -er, agentive suffix

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Noun[edit]

lurker (plural lurkers)

  1. Agent noun of lurk; one who lurks.
    1. (Internet) A user who observes a community rather than participating; someone who reads or takes advantage of content on a website, newsgroup, etc. but does not contribute.
  2. (archaic, UK, dialect) A small fishing-boat.

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