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  • n. A newsgroup.


Likely originally a typographical error for newsgroup. (Wiktionary)


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  • Like "filk", this word began as a typo that stuck, in this case as an irreverent variant for "newsgroup" on Usenet. The post originating the word was made in 1988. As Usenet has faded into the background, so has this word.

    August 27, 2009