Term: phubbing noun, uncountable Your definition or explanation: the act of rudely ignoring someone by looking at one's phone. Example: See, that's why I hate phubbing. I was trying to tell you that Sarah wouldn't make it to tomorrow's meeting but you were too busy posting your location on FourSquare. One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.) "If phubbing were a plague it would decimate 6 Chinas" http://stopphubbing.com/ "It sounds cheerfully daft, but there's an uncomfortable truth at the heart of phubbing: other people are easier to handle when encountered on screen." http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10909389 Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries? Yes Have you found it? No This is Alex Haigh's (StopPhubbing.com founder) definition: The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.