bashtag etymology

English word bashtag comes from English hashtag, English bash

Detailed word origin of bashtag

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hashtag English (eng) (transitive, Internet) To label (a message) with a hashtag. (Internet) A metadata tag, signaled by a preceding hash sign (#), used to label content. [from 2007]. (internet, informal) The hash sign itself. (Can we add an example for this sense?).
bash English (eng) A large party; gala event.. An attack that consists of placing all one's weight into a downward attack with one's fists. To collide.. To criticize harshly.. To strike heavily. (obsolete, transitive) To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.
bashtag English (eng) (Internet) A hashtag used to criticize something, especially one that was intended for promotional use but repurposed by users to criticize that which it was intended to promote, or make the opposite point.

Words with the same origin as bashtag

Descendants of hashtag
blacktag hashtivism