Skyped; Skyping also Skypeing; Skypes

transitive + intransitive

: to use the Skype service to make calls (see call entry 2 sense 8) with enabled video support
On Wednesday … Swift Skyped her pal from "halfway around the world" and sent out a message of love via Instagram … .Ashley Iasimone
And you may be simultaneously clicking a hyperlink to the last "Colbert Report," I.M.-ing with friends and Skyping with your sweetheart.Alison Gopnik

Word History

First Known Use

2003, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Skype was in 2003

Dictionary Entries Near Skype

Cite this Entry

“Skype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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