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Cell

verb; zero derivation
To call someone on their cell phone. This change occured because of efficiency. It is easier and faster to type or say "cell me" than "call me on my cell phone." It might appear to be a typo because of the close spelling of call, but it is pronounced very differently. Young people who type online often are likely to use this word. I've also noticed resistance to zero derivation of changing nouns to verbs by older people, so they are unlikely to begin using cell as a verb.
 
Cell me.
Etymology : verb made from clippin of noun cell phone
Source : College student's away message
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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