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addaword.gifdefinition of textism

noun
the language used in text messages, characterized by the use of abbreviations, single letters and symbols
Fear not, because textism and English can coexist; the former can actually help the latter. Textism should be hailed, not accused of being the devil's work.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/10/2010 11:37:00
Definition of textism from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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