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/net dät/

pref. [USENET]

Prefix used to describe people and events related to USENET. From the time before the Great Renaming, when most non-local newsgroups had names beginning 'net.'. Includes net.gods, 'net.goddesses' (various charismatic net.women with circles of on-line admirers), 'net.lurkers' (see lurker), 'net.person', 'net.parties' (a synonym for boink, sense 2), and many similar constructs.

See also net.police.