The Alternative English Dictionary: arachnerd

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arachnerd etymology {{blend}}, by analogy with web. Included on lists of Internet slang as early as 1996.Jon Casimir, "[ dWeEB]", ''Sydney Morning Herald'', 29 March 1996[[w:Paul McFedries|Paul McFedries]], ''Microsoft Office 97 Unleashed'', Sams Publishing (1996), ISBN 9780672310102, page 853
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (Internet, slang) A person who spends a lot of time on the Internet.
    • 2003, Chris Sherman, "To Google, and Other Internet Neologisms", Search Engine Watch, 8 June 2003: Why do I find these Internet neologisms so interesting? Guess it's because I'm a bona-fide arachnerd, a person that spends way too much time either surfing the Web or fussing with their home page.

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