Definition of infonaut in English:

infonaut

noun

informal
  • A frequent or habitual user of the internet.

    • ‘Dot-coms appeared poised to transform us all into ravenous infonauts, purchasing products, downloading content and surfing the Net all at gigabit-per-second rates to a realm of unparalleled prosperity.’
    • ‘The infonauts have been using their new medium to create the mass-media version we will use fifteen years from now.’
    • ‘An infonaut is a voyager on the infobahn.’

Pronunciation

infonaut

/ˈinfəˌnôt/ /ˈɪnfəˌnɔt/ /ˈinfəˌnät/ /ˈɪnfəˌnɑt/

Origin

1980s from information, on the pattern of astronaut.