One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In form Coloursnap. attributive Designating a process for producing colour photographs. Now historical and rare.
2Originally: a photograph produced using this process (now disused). Now more generally: a photographic snapshot taken in colour.
1920s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From colour + snap.
colour snap/ˈkʌlə snap/
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