scrobble

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

1927, in the book The Midnight Folk by John Masefield.

Verb[edit]

scrobble (third-person singular simple present scrobbles, present participle scrobbling, simple past and past participle scrobbled)

  1. (transitive, slang) To waylay, kidnap or steal.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Masefield to this entry?)
    • Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere (page 73)
      "We have no intention of violating their market truce. More of waiting till she has left the market and scrobbling her..."

Etymology 2[edit]

From the name of the Internet service Audioscrobbler.

Verb[edit]

scrobble (third-person singular simple present scrobbles, present participle scrobbling, simple past and past participle scrobbled)

  1. (Internet slang) To publish one's music-listening habits to the Internet via software, in order to track when and how often certain songs are played.

Noun[edit]

scrobble (plural scrobbles)

  1. A datum or the aggregate data collected by this means.

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