clipping; noun
Clipped from abbreviation; has the same meaning as abbreviation, meaning a shorter way of stating a term.
I never text in full words - I just use abreves.
Etymology : Abbreviation (where -tion is a noun forming suffix) comes from Modern French 'abréviation' which comes from Latin abbreviationem from 'abbreviare' meaning "make brief," from Latin ad "to" + 'breviare' meaning 'shorten, from 'brevis' meaning 'short, low, little, shallow'
Source : Conversation with high school students November 2008.
Last modified: 29 November 2008