It's the age-old question - Do I use photo booth or photobooth in a sentence? We've all seen both versions being used in various places online, and we've even seen companies who sell these services use both versions on their websites.
We decided to dig a little deeper and put this debate to rest.
Does the dictionary say photo booth or photobooth?
If you search the Merriam Webster website you will find a definition for "photo booth."
Photo booth is defined as a small room that one or two people can go into to have their photograph taken by putting money into a slot.
We may not be English majors, however, if you enter "photobooth" in the search bar of Merriam Webster's website, the results return the spellchecked version, "photo booth."
So... is photo booth one word or two words?
The correct spelling is "photo booth." The term "photo booth" was first used in the early 1900s to describe a type of machine that produced small black-and-white photographs. The name has since become a generic term for any type of self-service photography kiosk, regardless of the type of technology used. The "photobooth" spelling is an incorrect variation of the term.
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