Last modified on 7 October 2014, at 04:55

newfag

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

new +‎ -fag

NounEdit

newfag (plural newfags)

  1. (Internet, slang, derogatory) A n00b; an inexperienced member of the 4chan community (or any other online community).
    • 2008 11 July, Onideus Mad Hatter [username], “BTW Lego Newfag”, rec.toys.lego, Usenet:
      Oh, also, using Outhouse Express...yeah, really shows off what a Usenet newfag you are, just a lil FYI for ya. You might wanna try XNews or Agent or any *REAL* news browser (not a mail client with some sloppily added extras).
    • 2009 28 March, darthmark [username], “Re: I Love 1997 [was: Is Usenet Dying? Or anime?]”, rec.arts.anime.misc, Usenet:
      I got branded a newfag by some of the asshat old-timers.
    • 2011, Cole Stryker, Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan's Army Conquered the Web, The Overlook Press (2011), ISBN 9781590207383, unnumbered pages:
      Many veteran users bemoaned that the newfags were only interested in trolling, and cared not for meme creation and ultranerdy culture.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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