Origin of hashtagfrom hash + tag
The pound sign is the hashtag.
An example of a hashtag is to write about the president on Twitter and end your tweet with #Obama.
Origin of hashtaghash 3 tag 1
(third-person singular simple present hashtags, present participle hashtagging, simple past and past participle hashtagged)
- (Internet) To label (a message) with a hashtag.
hashtag - Computer Definition
A means of providing a common topic identifier in text and chat messages so they can be searched as a group. Commonly used in tweets, the hashtag uses a number sign (#) prefix followed by text. Hashtags can be created and used to identify anything, including people, businesses, organizations, sports teams, political parties, hobbies, events, philosophies, moods, rants and raves. For example, the hashtag for the United States Marines is #marines. The athletically inclined might search for #triathlon or #ironman. See Twitter and bashtagging.
- Meeting new people is as easy as adding a hashtag to the end of your comments and joining an ongoing conversation with people from around the world.
- As long as you incorporate a hashtag (#) along with a phrase that contains no spaces between words, you can join a conversation.