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Syllabification: goo·gle
Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞oɡ(ə)l

Definition of google in English:


[with object]
Search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine Google: I recently googled my 7th grade teacher and found his current e-mail address [no object]: she spent the afternoon googling aimlessly
More example sentences
  • You were the crush I've never forgotten and since the Internet has arrived, I've even googled your name Tim, but where would I begin.
  • And this is the kind of thing I don't need coming up under my full name when I'm googled.
  • You've probably also heard me talk about how much I wanted to find him - how long I've been searching, googling him all the time and never finding anything.


1990s: from Google, the proprietary name of the search engine.



(also googlable) adjective
Example sentences
  • I'd mention names, but the www is googlable.
  • I couldn't even start today's NYTimes crossword puzzle, and I got stalled at 75% of yesterday's, even after looking up the googlable names.
  • I'm a kid and don't want everything to be permanently googleable.

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