Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by yme, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. yme

    yme Member

    English - USA
    Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)
    to sext

    Your definition or explanation:
    To exchange flirtatious images and text via text messaging.

    Example: (An example of the term in use)
    Anthony Weiner has been praised by many of the younger generation for his inveterate sexting.

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)
    Any article about Anthony Weiner:

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries? Yes ____ No ___

    Have you found it? Yes ____ No ___

    Last edited: Jul 28, 2013
  2. JustKate

    JustKate Moderate Mod

    It is my understanding that sexting involves more that flirtatious messages and images. It instead involves sexually explicit images and text. Anthony Weiner, for example, wasn't telling girls how pretty and sexy they were, nor even how handsome and sexy he was. He was sending images of, among other things, "his erect penis concealed by boxer briefs."
  3. Man_from_India Senior Member

    Indian English
    And I believe it is sex + text = sext.
  4. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    Yes, that's my understanding too. Perhaps you can suggest a better wording for this older definition.
  5. bennymix

    bennymix Senior Member

    Ontario, Canada. I grew up in US.
    English (American).
    Former Proposal:
    The act of sending and receiving sexually suggestive or explicit text messages, often containing pictures or other audiovisual material.


    I think the photos are primary:

    New: The act of sending photos or depictions of oneself which are graphic sexually and/or sexually explicit, and possibly accompanied by related, explicit text, to someone via a smart phone or other similar electronic device.
  6. jdb90 Member

    Cambridge, England, UK
    English (Scottish)
    They use the term "sexting" to describe sending dirty text messages (not usually pictures) to eachother.

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