Definition of “netcronym” - English Dictionary


“netcronym” in English

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netcronymnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnet.krə.nɪm/ us /ˈnet.krə.nɪm/

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".

(Definition of “netcronym” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)