hashtag

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From hash +‎ tag.

Noun[edit]

hashtag (plural hashtags)

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  1. (Internet) A tag embedded in a message, consisting of a word within the message prefixed with a hash sign (#).
    • 2007 Aug 25, Stowe Boyd, tweet, https://twitter.com/stoweboyd/status/226570552
      I support the hash tag convention: http://tiny url.com/2qttlb #hashtag #factoryjoe #twitter
    • 2009, Paul McFedries, Pete Cashmore, Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets
      You can also search for a hashtag by typing a topic (without the #) in the search box and clicking Search.
    • 2009, Alistair Croll, Sean Power, Complete Web Monitoring
      While hashtags aren't formally part of Twitter, some clients, such as Tweetdeck, will persist hashtags across replies to create a sort of message threading.
    • 2011, Rory Stewart, "Here we go again", London Review of Books, 33.VII:
      The planes are moving into position. The foreign ministers of minor Arab states are taking calls on their cell-phones from Western politicians. Twitter accounts explode around the Libyan hash-tag.

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Verb[edit]

hashtag (third-person singular simple present hashtags, present participle hashtagging, simple past and past participle hashtagged)

  1. (transitive, Internet) To label (a message) with a hashtag.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

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Noun[edit]

hashtag m (plural hashtags)

  1. (Internet) hashtag

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