shutterbug

[shuht-er-buhg]

noun Informal.

an amateur photographer, especially one who is greatly devoted to the hobby.

Origin of shutterbug

First recorded in 1940–45; shutter + bug1
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Word Origin and History for shutter-bug
n.

"enthusiastic amateur photographer," 1940, from shutter (n.) + bug (n.) in the "enthusiast" sense.

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