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clipping clipping and metaphorical extension of the word relationship
to support the notion of a romance between two other people. The romance may or may not be already actual. Formed from a clipping of the word relationship, which then became a verb by zero-derivation, and then by metaphorical extension, referred to the support of a third party concerning a relationship rather than referring to a relationship itself.
 
“I totally ship Miley and Liam, how could you not?”
Source : Used by a Rice University student when discussing celebrity romances. October 3, 2016.
Last modified: 1 December 2016


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