Lexicologically Speaking

photo- (fo-to) (n) relating to light [Origin from Greek phos, phot-, ‘light’]

-graph (graf) (n) denoting something written or drawn in a specfied way [Origin from Greek graphos ‘written, writing’]

faff (faf) (v) bustle ineffectually [Origin C18: in the sense ‘blow in puffs’, describing the wind.]

photographaff (fo-tog-ra-faff) (v) to busy oneself indulgently in the making, editing and sharing of photographs for one’s own pleasure, or to avoid necessary chores such as cooking dinner [Origin C21: creative neologism combining photo-,  -graph and faff . Coined 2012 by an amateur photographer’s husband.

photophaff (contr.)  photographaff

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