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ghosting9

metaphor and derivation; verb
following someone for as long as possible without them noticing
 
This term arose from a game created by a show in Australia adopted to the US. Contestants had to follow unsuspecting people around without them noticing. This is similar to how a ghost has the ability to follow an unsuspecting victim as long as they please. Essentially the person ghosting attempts to be a "ghost." A derivational change occurs to mark the word as a verb.
Etymology : metaphor from ghost, derivation to change into verb form
Source : "I can't believe this guy is so good at ghosting. How do people not even know he's there?!?" Bethany Newell, 2011
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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