Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
to search for information on the Internet, esp. using the Google search engine
We googled to find the definition of the new word.
"to search (something) on the Google search engine," 2000 (do a google on was used by 1999). The domain google.com was registered in 1997. A verb google was an early 20c. cricket term in reference to a type of breaking ball.