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.

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Origin of phub

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