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keysmash

[ kee-smash ]
/ ˈkiˌsmæʃ /
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noun

a random string of letters and symbols typed out on a keyboard or touchscreen, used to signal intense emotion in written communication:The photo of the actor was accompanied by a heartfelt keysmash.
the action of typing out such a random string of letters or symbols: Keysmash was the only appropriate response.

verb (used without object)

to use keysmashes to signal intense emotion in written communication:I was so excited I couldn’t stop keysmashing.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of keysmash

First recorded in 1995–2000; key1 (on a computer) + smash
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