shutterbug

noun
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 prism lets shutterbugs see beyond the edges of the final image, allowing them to spy subjects and better plan pictures. Popular Science, "The 100 greatest innovations of 2019," 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, "Film Photography Can Never Be Replaced," 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, "With Apple's iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App," 20 Sep. 2019 Like fellow royal shutterbug Kate Middleton, Princess Victoria captures all of her children’s special moments. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "See Princess Estelle of Sweden's Adorable Back-to-School Portrait — Taken by Mom Princess Victoria!," 19 Aug. 2019 Today, the couple work as professional photographers and host their own successful shutterbug YouTube channel. Luke Winkie, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Turning off the red lights," 5 July 2019 Is there any subtle and graceful way to deter these shutterbugs? Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Anxious bridesmaid feels she ruined a wedding," 15 June 2019 Is there any subtle and graceful way to deter these shutterbugs? Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Anxious bridesmaid feels she ruined a wedding," 15 June 2019 Is there any subtle and graceful way to deter these shutterbugs? Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Bridesmaid trips and apologizes but now she’s getting the silent treatment -- maybe for another reason," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of shutterbug

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Shutterbug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shutterbug. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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shutterbug

noun
How to pronounce shutterbug (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of shutterbug

US, informal : a person who enjoys taking photographs

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