phubbing

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phubbing

Pronunciation /ˈfʌbɪŋ/
noun
mass noun informal
The practice of ignoring one’s companion or companions in order to pay attention to one’s phone or other mobile device.

Origin
2012 blend of phone and snubbing (from snub); coined by an Australian advertising agency as part of a marketing campaign with the Macquarie Dictionary.

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Steve is often a schlub but so is Sue. They are always phubbing each other.

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