shut·​ter·​bug | \ ˈshə-tər-ˌbəg How to pronounce shutterbug (audio) \

Definition of shutterbug

: a photography enthusiast

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Examples of shutterbug in a Sentence

an avid shutterbug who takes her camera with her everywhere
Recent Examples on the Web The Salisbury, England native trained as a photographer and eventually landed his dream job -- staff shutterbug for a group of safari camps in East Africa. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 13 Sep. 2021 Perhaps unsurprisingly—Kate is famously an avid shutterbug—some of the photos appear to have been taken by the Duchess herself, including an adorable shot of Prince George that was released in honor of the Prince's sixth birthday. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 10 Nov. 2020 Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys in their 60s, filed a lawsuit Friday against United Press International shutterbug Bill Greenblatt over his June 28 snap, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Fox News, 9 Nov. 2020 The prism lets shutterbugs see beyond the edges of the final image, allowing them to spy subjects and better plan pictures. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2019 But a nascent audience of shutterbugs drove the company to revive Ektachrome five years later; Kodak's film business saw year-over-year growth of 21 percent in 2018. Jonathon Keats, Wired, 21 Apr. 2020 Your average shutterbug would be hard-pressed to tell the difference, simply because both phones’ cameras are remarkably capable for a smartphone. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, 20 Sep. 2019 Like fellow royal shutterbug Kate Middleton, Princess Victoria captures all of her children’s special moments. Stephanie Petit,, 19 Aug. 2019 Today, the couple work as professional photographers and host their own successful shutterbug YouTube channel. Luke Winkie, Vox, 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of shutterbug

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shutterbug was in 1940

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17 Sep 2021

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“Shutterbug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of shutterbug

: a person who enjoys taking photographs


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