@

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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 Brennan
I'll cut right to the chase: Men should be able to wear makeup, don't at me.Carine Green

Examples of @ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Don't @ me. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Dec. 2022 King’s greatest work, don’t @ me!!! Molly McArdle, Men's Health, 3 Oct. 2022 Don’t @ me! Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 5 Aug. 2021 Houston is definitely in that conversation, as well as Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and yes, even New York City (don't @ me!). Marco Torres, Chron, 13 Oct. 2022 Oh) are the greatest relationship in this entire series, don’t @ me. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 30 Sep. 2021 Don’t @ me on Twitter, but ranking the top five: Simonton, Rodgers, Jackson, Jefferson, Bernard. oregonlive, 21 Dec. 2020

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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 15 Jun. 2024.

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