- to suddenly end all contact with (a person) without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship:The guy I’ve been dating ghosted me.
- to leave (a social event or gathering) suddenly without saying goodbye:My friend ghosted my birthday party.
- to suddenly end all contact with a person without explanation, especially in a romantic relationship:They dated for a month and then she ghosted.
- to leave a social event or gathering suddenly without saying goodbye:I'm getting tired so I think I might just ghost.
Idioms about ghost
- to die.
- to cease to function or exist.
Origin of ghost
synonym study for ghost
OTHER WORDS FROM ghostghost·i·ly, adverbghost·like, adjectivede·ghost, verb (used with object)un·ghost·like, adjective
How to use ghost in a sentence
How the thin wisps of spray, like so much smoke, shot up through the darkness, white and ghostlike!The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith
A white owl that lived in the ivy that covered the north side of the house floated, ghostlike, through the gathering darkness.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
Red lights and green lights on ghostlike shadows dotted the stretch of foggy water.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
The same almost ghostlike stillness continued, orders were passed backward and forward in whispers.Mysterious Mr. Sabin|E. Phillips Oppenheim
In two minutes more the carriage halted again, before a building which looked white and ghostlike through the mist.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for ghost
- a faint secondary image produced by an optical system
- a similar image on a television screen, formed by reflection of the transmitting waves or by a defect in the receiver
- to die
- (of a machine) to stop working
Derived forms of ghostghostlike, adjective
Word Origin for ghost
Other Idioms and Phrases with ghost
In addition to the idiom beginning with ghost
- ghost town
- Chinaman's (ghost of a) chance
- give up the ghost