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From the company name Netflix, founded in 1997, probably from Net (the Internet) +‎ flicks (films, movies).


Netflix (third-person singular simple present Netflixes, present participle Netflixing, simple past and past participle Netflixed)

  1. (transitive, Internet, informal) To watch (a film or TV series) using the Internet streaming media provider Netflix. [from the 2000s]
    • 2007, Lani Diane Rich, “Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal”, Jane Espenson (ed.), Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe, BenBella Books, →ISBN, 108:
      We started with Buffy, which had us completely sucked in by the time Xander's buddies ate Principle Flutie. Then, after Netflixing Buffy all the way to the end, we started on Angel.
    • 2009 November 25, Jack Bohn, “Re: "UFO" movie to star Joshua Jackson”, in, Usenet[1]:
      I'm Netflixing the series now (for their fish-faced, airplane-launched Lunar Module shuttle, alas a bit beyond reality, even if you discount the airplane doing Harrier Jump Jet takeoffs as mere technological bravura).
    • 2014 July 13, really real [username], “...And Justice for All (1979)”, in rec.arts.movies.past-films, Usenet[2]:
      I was surprised to see Jeffrey Tambor in this movie, as I've only recently discovered him when I Netflixed Arrested Development and the Larry Sanders show.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Netflix.

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Borrowed from English Netflix.

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Netflix n (genitive Netflix')

  1. (Internet) Netflix

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