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Blend of Internet + web (“World Wide Web”). The first use of this phrase is disputed.
interweb (plural interwebs or interwebz)
- (Internet slang, humorous, often in the plural) The Internet.
- 2007 March 26, Phil Libin; Jon Udell (interviewer), “Jon Udell's Interviews With Innovators: Phil Libin”, in IT Conversations, GigaVox Media, archived from the original on 2013-07-29:
- Basically anyone who wants to get a license for nefarious purposes, nefarious or at the very least […] unsactioned, they now get to shop around. […] With the interwebs, it's gonna be pretty easy to tell which states […] are the best shopping locations.
- 2010, “Enter The Ninja”, performed by Die Antwoord:
- They said I was a fucking psycho / But look at me now, all up in the interweb, world wide
- 2022 April 20, Mariella Rudi, “Tostitos Hint of Lime has zero lime – but it’s still the perfect chip”, in The Guardian:
- Very little exists in the annals of the interwebs about Tostitos Hint of Lime. Many nights I’ve sucked down crusty mossed fingertips and typed away in a green-out (like a blackout, but from eating too much Tostitos Hint of Lime), searching for a like-minded fanclub, historical taxonomy, or even a press release.
- Typically used in a jocular or sarcastic manner by more experienced Internet users, especially as a mockery of the less experienced when used with teh.
- “interweb”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.