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craigslisting

verb participle; zero derivation and inflection
To be currently either search craigslist or post an advertisement on craigslist. Craigslist is a free online community of classified advertisements and has grown in popularity since its founding in the late 1990’s.
 
This word represents an interesting combination of zero-derivation and inflection. Craigslist is originally a noun that represents the actual online site. This neologism uses “craigslist” as a verb and also adds the suffix –ing to indicate that the action is presently occurring. This word was probably coined because it is much easier to say than “searching craigslist.”
Etymology : The word “craigslist,” originally a noun, has become a verb. “Craigslist” + “ing” puts this term in the gerund form.
Source : Conversation with friend. “I’ve been craigslisting for a while and still can’t find good Rockets tickets.” November 19, 2008
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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