scrobble

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈskɹɒbəl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒbəl

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 date this quote by John Masefield and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      They've tried to scrobble another clergyman who was walking into Tatchester from Tineton.
    • (Can we date this quote by Neil Gaiman and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?), 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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