pho·​to·​bomb | \ ˈfō-tō-ˌbäm How to pronounce photobomb (audio) \
photobombed; photobombing; photobombs

Definition of photobomb

: to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank … one of his favorite pranks was to "photobomb" other fans—sneaking into the background of their photographs …— Bill Hanna It's rare to see a starlet falling down on her way to accept an award, much less photobombing on the red carpet.— Stephanie Merry

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Other Words from photobomb

photobomb noun
photobomber noun

Examples of photobomb in a Sentence

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Leave it to #Miam to always turn a glamorous appearance into a funny one, like the time Liam photobombed his wife on the way to to a fancy pre-Oscars dinner party. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Miley Cyrus Performs at Beale Street Music Festival," 5 May 2019 The family accidentally photobombed two stars from MTV's reality series Ex on the Beach during an outdoor boxing session, according to Us Weekly. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Accidentally Photobombed a Beach Workout Session," 10 Apr. 2019 No, the night was all about Kelleth Cuthbert, the 30-something woman caught photobombing several celebrities on the red carpet while holding a tray of Fiji Water. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "'Fiji Water Girl' Kelleth Cuthbert Tells Us: 'This Is Something I Would Go Viral For'," 7 Jan. 2019 Grandma doesn't want anyone photobombing her grandkids. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Why Spending Christmas Day at Disney World Is Truly as Magical as It Sounds," 20 Dec. 2018 With her dog and 3-year-old son photobombing the shot, Curtis's post is noticeably less staged than most of the bikini selfies many other celebrities share on their feeds. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Nicole Curtis Looks Stronger Than Ever in New Swimsuit Photo," 13 Aug. 2018 The couple, who, according to People, walked on the red carpet at the gala together for the first time, photobombed a picture of Boseman posing by himself. Lena Grossman, Time, "Chadwick Boseman Looks Like He's Answering Bradley Cooper's Prayers in 2018 Met Gala Photobomb," 8 May 2018 The two also had to contend with a fan who seemed to photobomb their stylish exit. Ale Russian,, "Frisky Date Night! Sandra Bullock Sports Cat Ears While Cozying with Boyfriend Bryan Randall," 14 June 2018 Despite photobombing various photos of Barcelona's good players holding up the La Liga trophy, Bolo became tired of being described by The Guardian as a 'poor man's Marc Overmars' and signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2001., "Pascal Chimbonda & 24 Other Classic Premier League Players You'd Forgotten: No. 17 - Bolo Zenden," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of photobomb

2008, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photobomb

photo entry 1 + bomb entry 2

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