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Word of the Day 03/14/18 Phub

Phub (verb)
phub [fuhb] Slang.


verb (used with object), phubbed, phubbing.
1. to ignore (a person or one's surroundings) when in a social situation by busying oneself with a phone or other mobile device: Hey, are you phubbing me?
I hate to see a mother wheeling a stroller while phubbing her baby.


verb (used without object), phubbed, phubbing.
2. to ignore a person or one's surroundings in this way.



Origin: First recorded in 2010-14; ph(one)+ snub

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