shutterbug [shuht-er-buhg] Word Origin noun Informal.

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

Origin of shutterbug First recorded in 1940–45; shutter + bug1 Word Origin and History for shutter-bug n.

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

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