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phub

[ fuhb ]
/ fʌb /
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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?

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 2010–15; ph(one)1 + (sn)ub
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