textlationship

[ tekst-ley-shuhn-ship, teks‐ ]
/ tɛkstˈleɪ ʃənˌʃɪp, tɛks‐ /

noun Slang.

a relationship or association between people who text each other frequently, but rarely if ever interact with each other in person: I thought he was interested in me, but we never even went out—it was just a textlationship.

Origin of textlationship

First recorded in 2005–10; text + (re)lationship
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