blog

[blawg, blog]

noun

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, blog·ging.

to maintain or add new entries to a blog.

verb (used with object), blogged, blog·ging.

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 formsblog·ger, noun
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Examples from the Web for blog

Contemporary Examples of blog

Historical Examples of blog

  • Lester always complained when she quoted him directly in her blog posts, but she thought he secretly enjoyed it.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

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

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • She felt a twinge of regret for not publishing it on her blog—that would have been some serious advertising coin.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • So she retreated to blog in a cafe, posting snippets and impressions from her days with the boys, along with photos.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

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

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow



British Dictionary definitions for blog

blog

noun

informal an online journalFull name: weblog
Derived Formsblogger, nounblogging, noun
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Word Origin and History for blog
n.

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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