shut·​ter·​bug ˈshə-tər-ˌbəg How to pronounce shutterbug (audio)
: a photography enthusiast

Examples of shutterbug in a Sentence

an avid shutterbug who takes her camera with her everywhere
Recent Examples on the Web Kim Kardashian's daughter North West was a shutterbug over Easter weekend. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 No other ultra-wide, crop-sensor zooms with autofocus are available for the system, though shutterbugs who are comfortable with manual focus can consider the wider, slightly brighter Venus Optics Laowa 8-16mm F3.5-5 CF at $549. PCMAG, 31 Mar. 2024 Xiaomi’s latest smartphone will be of particular interest to shutterbugs. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 23 Feb. 2024 There are plenty of reasons to be a shutterbug this holiday season, but don’t let those memories be marred because your phone’s camera lenses are grimy. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2023 Canon Ivy Mini Photo Printer for Smartphones For your favorite shutterbug who wants the option to print their own digital photos, Canon’s portable Ivy photo printer easily syncs to smartphones and produces pocket-sized images. $88.99 Buy Now On Amazon 7. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Dec. 2023 This Pixel also gets an exclusive Pro camera mode that allows shutterbugs to tweak things like ISO and shutter speed while still taking advantage of the Pixel's computational photography. WIRED, 4 Oct. 2023 Calling all shutterbugs In acknowledgement of World Standards Day, IEEE SA is launching the Framing the Future of Technology for Good photo contest. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Oct. 2023 The massive park includes attractions such as the Saint Louis Zoo, Art Museum, and Missouri History Museum, which offer extra incentives for visiting leaf peepers and shutterbugs. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shutterbug was in 1940

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“Shutterbug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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shut·​ter·​bug ˈshət-ər-ˌbəg How to pronounce shutterbug (audio)
: a photography enthusiast
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