newsfroup

<messaging, humour> A silly synonym for Usenet newsgroup, originally a typo but now in regular use on Usenet's talk.bizarre and other lunatic-fringe groups.

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Last updated: 1994-12-13

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NeWS « news « NewsClip « newsfroup » newsgroup » newsletter » Newspeak

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