phub etymology

English word phub comes from English phone, English snub

Detailed word origin of phub

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phone English (eng) (phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language. (transitive) To call (someone) on the telephone. A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
snub English (eng) To sob with convulsions. (obsolete) A knot; a protuberance; a snag.. A deliberate affront or slight.. A sudden checking of a cable or rope. (transitive) To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of.. (transitive) To halt the movement of a rope etc by turning it about a cleat or bollard etc; to secure a vessel in this manner.. (transitive) To slight, ignore or behave [...]
phub English (eng) (transitive, neologism) To ignore the conversation around oneself by focusing on one's smartphone.

Words with the same origin as phub

Descendants of phone
iPhone phablet phlog phlogging phonable phreak symphonious