verbing


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verbing

(ˈvɜːbɪŋ)
n
(Linguistics) the act or practice of using a noun as a verb, such as 'medal' to mean "to win a medal"
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In the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Watterson, Calvin put it simply: "Verbing weirds language."
When Calvin said, "Verbing weirds language," his tiger pal Hobbes replied, "Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding." Let's hope not.