Definition of netiquette in US English:

netiquette

noun

informal
  • The correct or acceptable way of communicating on the Internet.

    • ‘One of the rules of netiquette is ‘not to shout’.’
    • ‘Of course, to comply with the RFCs on netiquette, you will want Auto Fill mode active when you edit mail.’
    • ‘I hadn't bargained for the Personalized Homepage, netiquette, and email protocols.’
    • ‘This, among other things, introduced me to netiquette and gave me a reason to actually check my email every day.’
    • ‘Well, the coworker emailed me the other day saying that he missed having me in his life. The email was three lines long, and since I have shown over and over that I have no respect for that kind of rule of netiquette, here it is.’
    • ‘With no effective enforcement mechanisms, no netiquette-enforcement agencies to speak of - the netiquette maintains an iron grip over netizens.’
    • ‘Violating the rules of on-line etiquette, also called netiquette, can also increase the probability of sabotage occurring.’
    • ‘Not sending unsolicited e-mail is a matter of manners and netiquette.’
    • ‘The basic rule of e-mail netiquette in any circumstance is to have and show consideration for the other party.’
    • ‘The Australian site asks a very important question - should there be some kind of protocol or netiquette associated with directing large volumes of traffic to other websites?’
    • ‘Moreover, Overture said that all of its affiliate members are hand-screened by an editorial board for legality and compliance to its strict rules of netiquette.’
    • ‘However, I would not hold your breath that the rogue parties will have a sudden fit of netiquette - after all, what's in it for them?’
    • ‘I'm also aware of this little thing called netiquette.’
    • ‘The authors discuss e-mail, news groups, discussion lists, netiquette, and briefly describe the hardware and software necessary to get on to the Net.’
    • ‘But what do webspeak, blogerati or netiquette mean?’
    • ‘Asking questions of experts in another country, often in an unfamiliar language, becomes even more intimidating when new users encounter netiquette for the first time.’
    • ‘Back then there was a certain amount of understanding of basic netiquette and an expectation of a cooperative behavior.’
    • ‘Do ‘real’ journalists have less netiquette than webloggers, or is this just business as usual?’
    • ‘But O'Sullivan says there's no denying poor netiquette may hurt in the long run.’
    • ‘Also, etiquette and netiquette are key words here, and your equivalent of shouting out on soapbox isn't gonna bring anything more productive than witty remarks (I held my breath and counted to 10 too).’

Origin

1990s: blend of net and etiquette.

Pronunciation