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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 blogging
  • Having to put out a magazine every month really interferes with your chicken-blogging.
  • Admittedly, food blogging is not the same as reporting about war or the deficit.
  • The two trainers will also be blogging and sharing their experiences with everyone.
  • blogging is about instantaneousness, but there are times a blogger has to sit on something before knowing what's bothering her.
  • Being a scientist makes spontaneous blogging on some topics problematic.
  • And another has lost her position because she apparently got a little too informative while blogging.
  • Smart companies are sharing secrets with rivals, blogging about products in their pipeline, even admitting to their failures.
  • That's why, starting right now and for the next two weeks, we'll be blogging about nothing but string all day and every day.
  • It was his blogging prowess that led to his job, and much of the job consists of blogging.
  • blogging lets people think in public in a way that's refreshing.
British Dictionary definitions for blogging


(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 blogging

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 blogging



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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Slang definitions & phrases for blogging



The creation of an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page: blogging takes up much of his time (1998+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for blogging


The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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