- a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it: The hashtag #sandiegofire was used to help coordinate an emergency response to the fire.
- a hash mark used in this way.
- a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#) or by the word hashtag, used to add wit or emphasis to a spoken or written statement.
- a hash mark or the word hashtag used in this way, as in the sentence His goodbye was so hashtag awkward.
verb (used with or without object), hash·tagged, hash·tag·ging.
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Example sentences from the Web for hashtag
Michelle Obama tweeting a hashtag is somehow cause for outrage.
Who even needs a court of law, let alone victim testimony, now that we have the hashtag?
The hashtag has been used to label general rants about people getting naked for attention.#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt|Emily Shire|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Go home and use that hashtag to let people know about the story.
And briefly, it seemed like a hashtag triumph—pretty much everyone, everywhere, was outraged.