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Ship

noun; verb; clipping
n. a romantic pairing v. the act of endorsing or supporting a romantic relationship
 
Commonly found in the fanfiction/Tumblr community. The term has now evolved from pairings of fictional characters in works of fanfiction, to pairings of real people, whether those known personally or those in the public's eye.
Etymology : a clipping of "relationship," 1640s, "sense or state of being related," from relation + -ship. Specifically of romantic or sexual relationships by 1944. (Online Etymology Dictionary)
Source : "I used to ship Damon and Elena so hard" (ONTD, 11-22-13)
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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