Definition of photobomb in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊbɒm/


[with object]
1Spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke: we were interrupted and photobombed by at least twenty tourists (as noun photobombing) the concept of photobombing has probably been around as long as photography
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  • We got photobombed at Sydney Opera House!
  • Photobombing is one of my favorite hobbies ever.
  • I got photobombed by Giovanni Ribisi at the Avatar exhibit preview in Seattle.
1.1Spoil (a photograph) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken: she actually photobombed a picture of me with Jonah
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  • If you are taking a picture and someone photobombs it, play it cool.
  • I've already photobombed two tourist pics today.
  • You all know that I love photo-bombing photos, so I am certainly happy to do it under any circumstances.


A photograph that has been spoiled by the unexpected appearance of an unintended subject in the camera’s field of view as the picture was taken: everyone loves a good photobomb and it’s even more hilarious when celebrities get in on the action
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  • In the epic photobomb moment watched live by one billion people during the opening ceremony, Phil Coates slowly lowers himself into a shot with Her Majesty.
  • The Josh Hamilton photobomb is taking the Internet by storm and making a lot of fans jealous.
  • We've all seen photobombs - photos where others hop in unexpectedly, essentially "ruining" the photo to hilarious effect - but we've never seen photobombs quite as hilarious as the ones from weddings.



Example sentences
  • Users can finally strike back at photobombers out to wreck their party photos.
  • The U.S. Open photobomber who interrupted Sunday night's prize-giving claims the House of Commons is his next target.
  • Just a brief note to all TV networks: when placing your reporters around fans for filmed segments during sporting events - beware the photobomber.


Early 21st century: perhaps after Google bomb.

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