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[blawg, blog] /blɔg, blɒg/
a website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
a single entry or post on such a website:
She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine's website.
verb (used without object), blogged, blogging.
to maintain or add new entries to a blog.
verb (used with object), blogged, blogging.
to express or write about on a blog:
She’s been blogging her illness for almost a year.
Origin of blog
First recorded in 1995-2000; shortening of weblog
Related forms
blogger, noun Unabridged
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  • I jumped onto the livejournals and began to crawl from blog to blog.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • That was the first line of my first blog post on Open Revolt, my Xnet site.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • Everyone sent me the articles to blog, but it was the last thing I wanted to do.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • I started a new category on my blog for this, AbusesOfAuthority, and filed them away.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • It had hopped from blog to blog, turning into a full-blown movement without my noticing.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for blog


(informal) an online journal Full name weblog
Derived Forms
blogger, noun
blogging, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for blog

an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog , Web log


Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

See weblog

transitive verb

to author an online diary or chronology of thoughts

Word Origin

shortened form of Weblog

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for blog

1998, short for weblog (which is attested from 1994, though not in the sense "online journal"), from (World Wide) Web + log. Joe Bloggs (c.1969) was British slang for "any hypothetical person" (cf. U.S. equivalent Joe Blow); earlier blog meant "a servant boy" in one of the college houses (c.1860, see Partridge, who describes this use as a "perversion of bloke"), and, as a verb, "to defeat" in schoolboy slang. The Blogger online publishing service was launched in 1999.

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