shutterbug

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

Definition of shutterbug

: a photography enthusiast

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Synonyms for shutterbug

Synonyms

lensman, photog, photographer, shooter

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Examples of shutterbug in a Sentence

an avid shutterbug who takes her camera with her everywhere

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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 Is there any subtle and graceful way to deter these shutterbugs? Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: She won’t speak to me after I ruined her wedding," 15 June 2019 Is there any subtle and graceful way to deter these shutterbugs? Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Anxious bridesmaid feels she ruined wedding," 15 June 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

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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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shutterbug

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shutterbug

US, informal : a person who enjoys taking photographs

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