or doom-scroll·ing

[ doom-skroh-ling ]

nounDigital Technology.
  1. the practice of obsessively checking online news for updates, especially on social media feeds, with the expectation that the news will be bad, such that the feeling of dread from this negative expectation fuels a compulsion to continue looking for updates in a self-perpetuating cycle.

Origin of doomscrolling

First recorded in 2016; doomscroll + -ing1

Words Nearby doomscrolling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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