shutterbug

[ shuht-er-buhg ]
/ ˈʃʌt ərˌbʌg /

noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. shutter priority,
  2. shutter release,
  3. shutter speed,
  4. shutter-bug,
  5. shutter-priority,
  6. shuttered,
  7. shuttering,
  8. shutting stile,
  9. shuttle,
  10. shuttle armature

Origin of shutterbug

First recorded in 1940–45; shutter + bug1

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Word Origin and History for shutter-bug

shutter-bug

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper