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FINSTA

noun; blending
A fake Instagram account, generally juxtaposed with a real Instagram account where the user appears to be happy, sane, and socially normal.
 
According to my source, it is common practice for people (especially girls) to maintain two Instagram accounts – one which is viewable by friends and family which projects a front of happiness and satisfaction with life, and one under a pseudonym shared only with close friends which allows for a more open and honest or dark and edgy persona. The word formation does not seem analogous to any other established words I am familiar with.
Etymology : Blending of “fake” + “Instagram”
Source : “I posted a nice happy daytime picture of the Sonic where I worked on my real Instagram, but then the creepy nighttime one went straight to my finsta” (conversation with student, 10/16/16)
Last modified: 9 December 2016


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