From hlaða niður (“download”) + varp (“cast”).
hlaðvarp n (genitive singular hlaðvarps, nominative plural hlaðvörp)
As of 2022, the term is still a relative neologism. While it is common in formal written language and amongst speakers who eschew foreignisms, the term podcast is more common in colloquial speech.
- podcast (very common in colloquial speech)
- poddið (slang)
- netvarp (neologism used in the mid-2000s, no longer in use)