pho·​tog fə-ˈtäg How to pronounce photog (audio)
: one who takes photographs : photographer

Example Sentences

my friend's a photog for that supermarket tabloid
Recent Examples on the Web Cassie Harris is a badass photog, making a name for herself with her company Buxom Boudoir, which offers clients a modern twist on classic pinup photography. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 30 Aug. 2022 Earlier today @thehill's photog Greg Nash captured @AOC sporting some bling on her ring finger. Dana Gerber,, 19 May 2022 Whether your giftee is a budding photog or an avid lensperson, the cult-favorite brand’s D-Lux 7 compact point and shoot camera — bundled with a carrying bag and a 64GB memory card — makes a great addition to their collection. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2022 The Huntsville native draws photog inspiration from the likes of Michelle Shiers and Gered Markowitz. Matt Wake |, al, 19 Nov. 2021 Not the same for our trusty Globe photog, of course. Globe Staff,, 31 July 2020 But that doesn't mean that Hollywood's fashion lovers are phoning it in—even if their looks are being photographed via iPhones rather than Getty photog lenses. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Sep. 2020 There were no phones allowed inside, but thankfully, photogs were there to capture James' ensemble. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 11 Sep. 2019 The deadline is growing nigh — 6 p.m. Sept. 6 — so take a look at the submission rules and picture your photo, name and city of residence among the works of talented amateur photogs. Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History


short for photographer

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photog was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Photog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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