sexting

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of sex +‎ texting.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sexting ‎(uncountable)

  1. The act of transmitting and/or receiving sexually explicit text messages and/or photographs between cell phones equipped with text messaging.
    • 2009, Annalisa Barbieri, "You don't know what sexting is?", The Guardian, 7 Aug 2009:
      There are already concerns that young people are unaware of the serious legal implications that sexting can have.

Verb[edit]

sexting

  1. present participle of sext

Usage notes[edit]

The verb to sext is most often used in the form sexting.

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