@

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symbol

at
We'll be arriving @ 5:00.
see at sign

@

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verb

variants or less commonly at
@ed also atted; @ing also atting; @s also ats

transitive verb

informal
: to respond to, challenge, or disparage the claim or opinion of (someone)
usually used in the phrase don't @ me
It goes without saying that Lucille Ball's comedic timing is unmatched—don't @ me, you'll be wrong. Matt BrennanI'll cut right to the chase: Men should be able to wear makeup, don't at me. Carine Green

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

2008, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of @ was in 2008

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Cite this Entry

“@.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%40. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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