See also: pron.

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Respelling of porn with middle letters transposed and o replaced with zero.

NounEdit

pr0n (uncountable)

  1. (Internet slang, leetspeak) Alternative spelling of porn
    • 2017, Emma Newman, After Atlas[1], Hachette UK, →ISBN:
      They were just pr0n, really. And I figured you might need to blow off some steam. No pun intended.
    • 2019, Joseph M. Reagle Jr, quoting Merlin Mann, Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontents, MIT Press, →ISBN, page 52:
      Merlin Mann, creator of 43 Folders, joked about the lure of “productivity pr0n” (pornography in internet slang) as early as 2005: “It is a tongue-in-cheek term often used lovingly by its avid—even obsessive—consumers. It often implies the awareness that not all productivity pr0n leads to actual productivity []

Derived termsEdit

  • Derived forms include n0rp, pr0n spelled backwards, and prawn, based on the phonetics of pr0n and used to avoid internet content filters.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tom Dalzell, Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang (2010, Courier Dover Publications), page 229

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