Google and Google Bombing Now Included New Oxford American Dictionary

A brand-new edition of the “classic” New Oxford American Dictionary was released today and includes over 2,000 new words. Among the new words added to the dictionary are Google and Google Bombing. I’ve posted a complete list with all of the new entries and definitions over on my ResourceShelf site.

+ goo·gle /ˈgoōgəl/ (also Goo·gle) • v. informal [intrans.] use an Internet search engine, particularly she spent the afternoon googling aimlessly. ∎ [trans.] search for the name of (someone) on the Internet to find out information about them: you meet someone, swap numbers, fix a date, then Google them through 1,346,966,000 Web pages. ORIGIN: from Google, the proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine.

+ goo·gle bomb·ing • n. the activity of designing Internet links that will bias search engine results so as to create an inaccurate impression of the search target.
DERIVATIVES: google bomb v. [trans.]

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