Posted on: June 14, 2016

Word of the Day: Phubbing (Special Edition)

Word of the Day: Phubbing (Special Edition)

We just couldn’t help but post this word of the day because it is SO applicable to our students (and many students across the nation ;)) Thanks, Mededitor and Merriam-Webster! Happy Tuesday!

Phubbing (v.): Focusing on your phone while in a social setting. Portmanteau of “phone” and “snubbing.” (as cited in Merriam-Webster, 2016).


Mededitor. (2016). “Phubbing.” Retrieved from:

Meriam-Webster.(June 14, 2016). Re: Word watch, “phubbing” [blog post]. Retrieved from: