spyware

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From spy +‎ -ware.

NounEdit

spyware (uncountable)

  1. (Internet) Programs that surreptitiously monitor and report the actions of a computer user. [from 1990s]
    • 2017 December, Interview with hacktivist Jaromil[1], ArtEZ studium generale, 5:24 from the start:
      In the end of the 90s we call[sic] this software spyware, there was a term for it, and now we don't use this term anymore because most of the software that we use is spyware []

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spyware.

NounEdit

spyware m

  1. (computing) spyware (malicious program that monitors and reports activity)

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English spyware.

NounEdit

spyware m (plural spywares)

  1. (computing) spyware (malicious program that monitors and reports activity)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spyware.

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NounEdit

spyware m

  1. (computing) spyware (malicious program that monitors and reports activity)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English spyware.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspajweɾ/, [ˈspa.jweɾ]
  • IPA(key): /esˈpajweɾ/, [esˈpa.jweɾ]

NounEdit

spyware m (plural spywares)

  1. spyware
    Synonyms: software espía, programa espía

Usage notesEdit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.