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Google bomb Syllabification: Goo·gle bomb

Definition of Google bomb in English:


An attempt to make a search term return a website for an unexpected person or organization when entered in a search engine (typically for satirical or humorous purposes) by the creation of numerous links to that website from pages including the search term.
Example sentences
  • Congratulations to Anthony, for inadvertently finding a Googlebomb of mass hilarity.
  • That Brandt had created this Googlebomb is no secret: he described how he did it in public forums, noting its progress.
  • They're proud of this, and they brag about their capacity to game Google with Googlebombs and other search-skewing play.


Early 21st century: from Google, the proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine, + bomb.


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