A term used to describe different words, spelled using the same combination of numbers on a standard cellular phone keypad. Etynyms are most common in "t9" texting mode.
"Pint" and "Shot" are etynyms, since both are spelled with the keys 7-4-6-8
"Hand" and "Game" are etynyms, as both are spelled with 2-4-6-3
by plutt January 23, 2010

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