Definition of cypherpunk in English:

cypherpunk

noun

  • A person who uses encryption when accessing a computer network in order to ensure privacy, especially from government authorities.

    • ‘A Washington state federal jury found the cypherpunk guilty on two of five counts of stalking government agents.’
    • ‘We have the old-school cypherpunks, and the hacker community on both sides of the law.’

Origin

1990s: on the pattern of cyberpunk.

Pronunciation

cypherpunk

/ˈsīfərˌpəNGk/