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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 blogger
  • She is the blogger of a school blog, but no one knows that the blogger is her.
  • But the only thing that's keeping her from that is her position as a blogger for one of the school blogs.
  • Last month he flaunted both his technical know-how and his flair for self-promotion by emerging as the country's top blogger.
  • Instead of fighting fires, they spent the next few days looking for the blogger to give him his alarm.
  • It's the rare blogger who knows the power of anonymity.
  • There's no sense in being a typical blogger, commenting on serious matters by trying to find every flaw and loophole in a story.
  • The comments in this section probably say more about the blogger than the problem.
  • The blogger to my left muttered something about how far removed she'd been feeling from her meals lately.
  • One blogger said that groups are now more important than individuals in forging new technology trends and ideas.
  • Blogging is about instantaneousness, but there are times a blogger has to sit on something before knowing what's bothering her.
British Dictionary definitions for blogger


(informal) an online journal Full name weblog
Derived Forms
blogger, noun
blogging, noun
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Contemporary definitions for blogger

a person who keeps a Web log (blog) or publish an online diary


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 blogger



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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