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shutterbug

[shuht-er-buhg] /ˈʃʌt ərˌbʌg/
noun, Informal.
1.
an amateur photographer, especially one who is greatly devoted to the hobby.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; shutter + bug1
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n.

"enthusiastic amateur photographer," 1940, from shutter (n.) + bug (n.) in the "enthusiast" sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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shutterbug

noun

A photographer, esp an enthusiastic amateur: Two of the more prominent Senate-shutterbugs are Sens. Patrick J Leahy and John C Danforth (1940+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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