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.
- pho·to·bomb·ing, noun
- pho·to·bomb·er, noun
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How to use photobomb in a sentence
It was hard to think her unplanned photobomb would have been as uncomfortable for her if Philip had been by her side.A Very Unhappy 92nd Birthday for Prince Philip as He Recovers From Surgery in Hospital | Tom Sykes | June 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST