Definition of YouTube in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Upload a video of (someone or something) to the video-sharing website YouTube.

    ‘Obama's inaugural will be the first to be YouTubed.’
    • ‘The tape was discovered by schoolmates, who YouTubed it.’
    • ‘Please tell me that someone has YouTubed a video of Bill Murray driving a golf car through Stockholm.’
    • ‘If there was such a recipe shared digitally, somewhere someone would have blogged about it, tweeted about it, Facebook'd it, YouTubed it.’
    • ‘He also sends along a link to a YouTubed audio interview with Kubrick that is well worth a listen, if you haven't heard it.’
    • ‘A recently YouTubed copy of the trailer was pulled after a complaint.’
    1. 1.1Search for or watch on YouTube.
      ‘I went back and YouTubed the show’
      • ‘I happily deposited my load, unfolded my wireless and merrily surfed, blogged and YouTubed away while my delicates swirled and dried to the leisurely soundtrack of my iTunes.’
      • ‘The extraordinary rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody by the competition winners and runners up plus a gaggle of drunken Brits who crashed the stage really has to be YouTubed to be believed.’
      • ‘You know, it sort of got YouTubed all around the beltway and people made a lot of it, but it went away.’
      • ‘I YouTubed the band.’
      • ‘The film, for those of you who haven't feverishly YouTubed it yet, is an unpleasant rant.’
      • ‘I just YouTubed the video to that song of hers.’
      • ‘It's an amazing, tragic story of a player who, having just YouTubed him, I can safely say was like no other in the history of football.’



/ˈyo͞oˌto͞ob/ /ˈjuˌtub/


Early 21st century from YouTube, the proprietary name of the video-sharing website.