hashtag etymology

English word hashtag comes from English Internet Relay Chat

Detailed word origin of hashtag

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Internet Relay Chat English (eng)
hashtag English (eng) (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?) (transitive, Internet) To label (a message) with a hashtag.

Words with the same origin as hashtag

Descendants of Internet Relay Chat
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