To photobomb / to bomb a photo (verb): spoil a photograph by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s view as the picture is taken.


Linda: Who’s the man in your photo?

Jabz: I have no idea. I didn’t even know he was there until I browsed through the photos.

Linda: Did he photobomb you?

Jabz: Yup. That is exactly what he did. He just decided to be a part of my photo, and the photographer didn’t notice it while he was capturing.

Linda: Haha! That’s funny.

Jabz: I know. I also smiled when I saw it.

Photobomb” can also be used as a noun or an adjective.


Jabz: There are much funnier photobombed pictures online. (participle adjective)

Linda: Really? I need to see more of these photobombs. (noun / can be used to refer to the picture itself)

Jabz: Some lucky lady had Nicolas Cage as her photobomber. (noun)

Linda: That’s so cool. I think I’m going to try it next time I attend a party.

Jabz: Be careful not to upset anyone.

Linda: Of course. I’ll be careful.




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