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Friday, March 02, 2018

Definitions for phub

  1. Slang. 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?
  2. Slang. to ignore a person or one's surroundings in this way.

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Citations for phub
I found myself glancing at my phone in the middle of conversations ... conveniently forgetting how annoyed I felt when other people phubbed me. Catherine Price, How to Break Up with Your Phone, 2018
What we discovered was that when someone perceived that their partner phubbed them, this created conflict and led to lower levels of reported relationship satisfaction. Jo Piazza, How to Be Married, 2017
Origin of phub
2010-2014
Phub was first recorded in 2010–14. It blends the words phone and snub.