facebook etymology

English word facebook comes from English book, English face

Detailed word origin of facebook

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
book English (eng) (intransitive, slang) To leave.. (intransitive, slang) To travel very fast.. (law enforcement, transitive) To record the name and other details of a suspected offender and the offence for later judicial action.. (sports) To issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued.. (transitive) To reserve (something) for future use.. (transitive) To [...]
face English (eng) (anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.. (cards) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck).. (computing) An interface.. (cricket) The front surface of a bat.. (figurative) Presence; sight; front.. (geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a [...]
facebook English (eng) A college publication distributed at the start of the academic year by university administrations with the intention of helping students get to know each other better.. A reference book or electronic directory made up of individuals’ photographs and names.

Words with the same origin as facebook

Descendants of book
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