Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Word of the Year is...

cyberbullying

[sahy-ber-boo l-ee-ing] /ˈsaɪ bərˌbʊl i ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously.
Origin of cyberbullying
2000-2005
2000-05; cyberbully + -ing1

cyberbully

[sahy-ber-boo l-ee] /ˈsaɪ bərˌbʊl i/
verb (used with or without object), cyberbullied, cyberbullying.
1.
to bully online by sending or posting mean, hurtful, or intimidating messages, usually anonymously:
The 12-year-old had been cyberbullied for almost a year.
noun, plural cyberbullies.
2.
a person who does this.
Origin
1990-95; cyber- + bully1
Related forms
cyberbullying, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cyberbullying
Contemporary Examples

Word of the Day

Word Value for cyberbullying

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cyberbullying