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facebook

verb; zero derivation
to use features of the website www.facebook.com The verb form allows the action to be done in active tense and greatly simplifies usage in speech. "Use facebook to look up his profile" can be summed up with the phrase "facebook him." The meaning has broadened to incorporate many common features of the website including profiles, friends, groups, and so on. This zero derivation has caught on due to the widespread popularity of the website. It is also an indication that the website is becoming more and more a part of today's pop culture.
 
Why don't you facebook him?
Etymology : zero derivation of facebook, from possibly clipping/blend of face+(note)book.
Source : suitemate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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