A stylized character of the Latin et used to represent the word and.
Definition: The typographic symbol used to designate the word and (& ) is the Latin symbol for et which means and. The name, ampersand , is believed to be derived from the phrase “and per se and.” On a standard English layout keyboard the ampersand (&) is accessed with shift+7. In many fonts the ampersand looks much like a cursive S or a curvy plus sign but in other fonts you can almost see the word Et in the design of the ampersand.
Also Known As: & | and
An ampersand (or epershand) “&” is a logogram representing the conjunction word “and”. The symbol is a ligature of the letters et, which is Latin for “and”.