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E-linquent

noun; blending
One who utilizes technology to commit crimes or make mischief; applies especially to young people "E-linquent" is a rather clever term for computer users, usually youngsters, who use today's technology (especially the Internet) to commit crimes or create trouble. Like the previous word, "e-linquent" is a modernization of an older word, delinquent. The prefix "E-" connotes something that is modern; blending it with "delinquent" evokes images of a technology-savvy troublemaker. This word is especially well-formed because the long e sound is present in both delinquent and e-linquent; therefore, it is easy to form the latter word through blending.
 
Juvenile e-linquents: could they be yours?
Etymology : "E-" (prefix denoting a relation to the world of technology and computing) + delinquent (one with a tendency to commit crimes)
Source : Delta Sky Magazine, November issue
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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