emotag - Computer Definition
A pseudo-HTML tag used in chat rooms, e-mail messages, or newsgroup postings to convey the sort of emotion or feeling that plain text does not otherwise support. An emotag mimics the format of an actual HTML tag. An emotag typically follows a sentence, with an example being <grin>. See also chat room, e-mail, emoticon, HTML, newsgroup, and plain text.
A pseudo-HTML tag used in chat rooms, e-mail, and newsgroup postings to express some feeling or emotion. They mimic the format of actual HTML tags; for example, someone might key in the following: <SMIRK>Wow! I'll bet that hurt a lot!</SMIRK>. See emoticon.