texting

noun text·ing \ ˈtek-stiŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of texting

: the act or activity of sending text messages from one cell phone to another
  • When I moved to Chicago, I used a paper map that folded in your lap to navigate the city. There was no Internet, no e-mail, no texting… . A few people in the late eighties had giant cell phones that lived in tiny suitcases, and I saw some in movies.
  • —Amy Poehler
  • Texting freed a generation from the strictures and inconvenience (and awkwardness) of phone calls, while allowing people to be more loosely and constantly connected.
  • —Jenna Wortham

First Known Use of texting

1999

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