Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: phubbing

phubbing: (also spelled pphubbing or p-phubbing)

Noun and/or verb:
Phubbing is the horribly rude act of ignoring or snubbing the person in front of you to focus on your cell phone instead; In particular, when you pull out your phone while the person in front of you is mid-sentence.

Origin:  Presumably a combination of the words "phone" and "snubbing." Coined by the Australian Macquarie Dictionary in 2012.
Tags: made-up, noun, p, theme: invented, verb, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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