Definition of Facebook in English:


Syllabification: Face·book
Pronunciation: /ˈfāsbo͝ok


[no object]
1Spend time using the social networking website Facebook: If the boss knew how much time you spent shopping online or Facebooking, do you think he or she would be happy?
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  • She also blogs and Facebooks, or whatever the verb is.
  • They haven't Facebooked.
  • I was facebooking a lot between chapters also.
1.1 [with object] Contact (someone) via Facebook: Jean Facebooked me later
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  • Here in Athens, GA (college town) it has become the social norm to ask people if you can facebook them.
  • The first person who tweets me or Facebooks me a picture of it in an airport, I'm going to send you a free copy, autographed.
  • Added to this, a friend from my primary school, who I've not talked to for 18 years, Facebooked me today to arrange a coffee catch up.


early 21st century: from Facebook, the proprietary name of the social networking website..



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  • Of course some young Facebookers are annoyed by the older generation's encroachment on their territory.
  • Within hours, I had nearly 150 bloggers, Tweeters, and Facebookers volunteering to participate.
  • You can even choose to 'block' any fellow Facebooker who becomes bothersome.

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