Definition of eBay in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːbeɪ/


[with object]
Buy or sell (goods) through the eBay website.
Example sentences
  • We're not asking you to eBay your gear and take up shuffleboard, of course.
  • The next question for everyone will be how quickly it's going to happen - and therefore how soon to eBay those old non-touch screens.
  • I just knew I had a ton of clothes and other stuff, that while I could eBay them and probably make more money, this would be more fun.





1997: from the proprietary name of the website eBay (from Echo Bay Technology Group, the name of a company run by eBay's founder, Pierre Omidyar).

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