phub

[ fuhb ]
/ fʌb /
Slang.

verb (used with object), phubbed, phub·bing.

to ignore (a person or one's surroundings) when in a social situation by busying oneself with a phone or other mobile device: Hey, are you phubbing me? I hate to see a mother wheeling a stroller while phubbing her baby.

verb (used without object), phubbed, phub·bing.

to ignore a person or one's surroundings in this way.

Nearby words

  1. phthiriasis pubis,
  2. phthirus,
  3. phthisic,
  4. phthisical,
  5. phthisis,
  6. phugoid,
  7. phuket,
  8. phumiphon aduldet,
  9. phut,
  10. phyco-

Origin of phub

First recorded in 2010–14; ph(one)1 + snub

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