verb (used with object)

to ruin (a photograph) by appearing in the image without the photographer’s knowledge, often in some dramatic or comical way: My brother photobombed what would have been a nice photo of my grandma and me.
to do this to (the subject of a photograph or the photographer): I thought I had a great picture, but I got photobombed by a pigeon flying by.


a photograph that is ruined in this way.

Origin of photobomb

First recorded in 2005–10; photo + bomb
Related formspho·to·bomb·ing, nounpho·to·bomb·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019