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[blawg, blog] /blɔg, blɒg/
a website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
a single entry or post on such a website:
She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine's website.
verb (used without object), blogged, blogging.
to maintain or add new entries to a blog.
verb (used with object), blogged, blogging.
to express or write about on a blog:
She’s been blogging her illness for almost a year.
Origin of blog
1995-2000; shortening of weblog
Related forms
blogger, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for blog
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  • So she retreated to blog in a cafe, posting snippets and impressions from her days with the boys, along with photos.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • That was the first line of my first blog post on Open Revolt, my Xnet site.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • She felt a twinge of regret for not publishing it on her blog—that would have been some serious advertising coin.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • Everyone sent me the articles to blog, but it was the last thing I wanted to do.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • Lester always complained when she quoted him directly in her blog posts, but she thought he secretly enjoyed it.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for blog


(informal) an online journal Full name weblog
Derived Forms
blogger, noun
blogging, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for blog

an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog , Web log


Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

See weblog

transitive verb

to author an online diary or chronology of thoughts

Word Origin

shortened form of Weblog

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for blog

1998, short for weblog (which is attested from 1994, though not in the sense "online journal"), from (World Wide) Web + log. Joe Bloggs (c.1969) was British slang for "any hypothetical person" (cf. U.S. equivalent Joe Blow); earlier blog meant "a servant boy" in one of the college houses (c.1860, see Partridge, who describes this use as a "perversion of bloke"), and, as a verb, "to defeat" in schoolboy slang. The Blogger online publishing service was launched in 1999.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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blog in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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