Definition: Wiki

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1995. Abbreviated from WikiWikiWeb, from Hawaiian wikiwiki (extremely quick) + English web.


wiki (plural wikis)

  1. A collaborative website which can be directly edited merely by using a web browser, often by anyone with access to it.
    Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikinews, TV Tropes, and Wikibooks are famous examples of wikis, while sites like New World Encyclopedia are not editable by the public, but have wiki software behind the scenes to make it easier for the professional writers while giving the readers that familiar Wikipedia-style website layout.

Derived terms

  • interwiki
  • MediaWiki
  • Wikidata
  • wikify
  • WikiLeaks
  • wikilink
  • Wikimedia
  • Wikinews
  • Wikipedia
  • Wikiquote
  • Wikisource
  • Wikispecies
  • Wikiversity
  • Wikivoyage
  • wiki walk
  • Wiktionary


wiki (third-person singular simple present wikis, present participle wikiing, simple past and past participle wikied)

  1. To research on Wikipedia or some similar wiki.
    To get an understanding of the topics, he quickly went online and wikied each one.
  2. To contribute to a wiki.
    Most people do their wikiing as volunteers, but New World Encyclopedia writers are some of the world's only people who get paid for their wikiing!
  3. To participate in the wiki-based production of.


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