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See also: cyber-



Originally from cybernetics, before becoming a stand-alone word.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌɪ.bə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪ.bəɹ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cy‧ber
  • Rhymes: -aɪbə(r)


cyber (not comparable)

  1. Of, or having to do with, the Internet; alternative spelling of cyber-
  2. (informal) Cybergoth.
    • 1998, Richard Peter Treadwell Davenport-Hines, Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil, and ruin
      She is a high priestess of the Church of the SubGenius, a devotee of the music of Tom Waits and Robert Smith, and of goth and cyber subcultures.
    • 2007, Tiffany Godoy, Ivan Vartanian, Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion, Tokyo
      ...a cross between metal, punk, goth, cyber, and rock.
    • 2007, Raven Digitalis, Goth Craft: The Magickal Side of Dark Culture
      No CyberGoth is complete without gigantic "stompy" platform boots and the optional toy ray gun. Some are even more anachronistic in that they incorporate old Renaissance and Victorian styles into their much-loved cyber wear.

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cyber (third-person singular simple present cybers, present participle cybering, simple past and past participle cybered)

  1. (slang) To engage in cybersex.
    Wanna cyber?



  1. (singular only) Everything having to do with the Internet considered collectively.

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