nethead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

net +‎ head

Noun[edit]

nethead (plural netheads)

  1. (slang) An obsessive Internet user.
    • 1995, Jessie Cameron Herz, Surfing on the Internet: a nethead's adventure on-line
    • 1998, Kimberly S. Young, Caught in the net (page 175)
      This is, after all, a gathering of a typical fraternity of netheads, those Internet-obsessed students who every night fill the large computer labs sprinkled throughout campus.
  2. (slang) A supporter of the Internet and its flexibility and technical underpinnings, contrasted with Bellhead (a supporter of traditional centralized telecommunications networks).