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Snap

noun; clipping; other word formation type Creative Formation
Short for a Snapchat, a type of picture method that allows for the person sending it to take a picture and draw on it on the program and add a caption before sending. The picture is then deleted after between 3 and 10 seconds of being opened as determined by the sender.
 
“Hey, send me a snap!”
Etymology : The word was derived by combining snap, meaning quick or ephemeral and chat, a method of communication. It was a creative formation of a name for the app that was then clipped to snap to mean the pictures sent in Snapchat.
Source : Heard in 2012 from friends
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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