Ok, it’s been a verb for a while now. It’s not the first preposition to become a verb (there’s also out*), but it’s a recent addition and it’s very interesting. First, according to all of my students, the verb is spelled “@”. I’m willing to bet that not everyone follows this though. I don’t have much to say about @ as a verb, or nothing that you don’t already know, but I checked a few dictionaries to see if they had an entry for it. The results and links are below. Enjoy!
|Dictionary||Has an entry for @?|
|Merriam-Webster||No, but there is a blog post|
|OED||No (but there’s an entry for the @ sign)|
|Urban Dictionary||Of course (Obvs, NSFL. Tread lightly)|
* Ok, technically speaking, out as a verb is oooooold. I mean, Old English old. That’s old old.