Definition of sexting
: the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone
Recent Examples of sexting from the Web
Two years ago a third of the Plainfield High football team got caught in a sexting scandal that resulted in the team forfeiting a game.
The public vote on their 10-year renewal came at a politically vulnerable time for Yenni, who was just acknowledging the sexting scandal.
Getty After being embroiled in sexting scandals for years—most recently involving a minor—former congressman and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was also served divorce papers by his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The former New York Democratic congressman will enter the plea in a federal courtroom in Manhattan in his latest sexting scandal involving a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina, the New York Times reports.
Eleven days before the presidential election, Weiner's sexting turned into a political bomb for Democrats.
Indeed, this is not the first sexting scandal that has embroiled Weiner’s political career.
CNN reports that then-US Attorney Preet Bharara in New York is investigating allegations first reported in the Daily Mail, that Weiner had carried on a sexting relationship with the minor.
Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty today in New York to a sexting relationship with a Gaston County teenager that may have helped turn the presidential election.
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Origin and Etymology of sexting
blend of sex and texting
First Known Use: 2005See Words from the same year
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