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Blend of Internet +‎ web (World Wide Web). The first use of this phrase is disputed.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntəˌwɛb/, /ˈɪntɚˌwɛb/
  • (file)


interweb (plural interwebs or interwebz)

  1. (Internet slang, humorous, often plural) The Internet.
    Meronym: Web
    Look, I'm on teh interweb!
    • 1997, Christian Schenck, Christine Schopf, Cyberarts, →ISBN, Page 70
      "Web Hopper" is an interweb site that enables you to visualize your Web hopping and that of other Net users.
    • 2007 March 26, Phil Libin, Jon Udell (interviewer), “Phil Libin”, Jon Udell's Interviews With Innovators, IT Conversations, GigaVox Media [1]
      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. [] This isn't secret information [that] no one's gonna ever find out.


Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

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