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woot/the woot

noun; back formation
The deal of the day on www.woot.com. The word came about when my friend brought up the website www.woot.com where there is one deal (usually in the technical field ex. printer/stereo/harddrive/keyboard/etc) per day. This is a new and upcoming field of neologisms where websites are described in different terms. So, if you describe a website by its web address, then the woot/woot would be a sort of a back formation of www.woot.com. Or, you could say it is a metonymy because the woot/woot describes a part of the whole. The whole meaning its web address, the product, and the price.
 
Have you checked the woot?" or "There are two kinds of people in this world, people that woot, and people that don't woot
Etymology : novel formation
Source : my roommates
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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