messaging, humour
A silly synonym for Usenet newsgroup, originally a typo but now in regular use on Usenet’s news:talk.bizarre and other lunatic-fringe groups.
Compare hing, grilf, and filk.
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    [nooz-gath-uh-ring, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌgæð ə rɪŋ, ˈnyuz-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the process of collecting and reporting the news.

  • Newsgirl

    [nooz-gurl, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌgɜrl, ˈnyuz-/ noun 1. a who sells or delivers newspapers. /ˈnjuːzˌɡɜːl/ noun 1. (informal) a female newsreader or reporter Gender-neutral forms newsreader, reporter 2. a girl who sells or delivers newspapers

  • Newsgroup

    [nooz-groop, nyooz‐] /ˈnuzˌgrup, ˈnyuz‐/ noun 1. a place on a computer network, especially within Usenet, that maintains an online discussion group on a specific topic: newsgroups for movies. /ˈnjuːzˌɡruːp/ noun 1. (computing) a forum where subscribers exchange information about a specific subject by electronic mail n. by 1985, from news (n.) + group (n.). messaging […]

  • Newshawk

    [nooz-hawk, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌhɔk, ˈnyuz-/ noun, Informal. 1. a newspaper reporter, especially one who is energetic and aggressive. /ˈnjuːzˌhɔːk/ noun 1. (US & Canadian, informal) a newspaper reporter Also called newshound (ˈnjuːzˌhaʊnd) noun A newspaper reporter (first form 1929+, second 1936+)

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