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photobomb

[ foh-toh-bom ]
/ ˈfoʊ toʊˌbɒm /
Informal.
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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.

noun

a photograph that is ruined in this way.

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Origin of photobomb

First recorded in 2005–10; photo + bomb

OTHER WORDS FROM photobomb

pho·to·bomb·ing, nounpho·to·bomb·er, noun
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