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netcronym

noun [C] uk   /ˈnet.krə.nɪm/ us  
an abbreviation that consists of the first letters of each word in a phrase and is used when discussing a subject in a chat room or when writing an email: Netcronyms are a quick way of telling people what you think. IMO is a netcronym for "in my opinion".
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