Definition of Bluetooth in English:



mass nountrademark
  • A standard for the short-range wireless interconnection of mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices.

    • ‘This entry brought to you courtesy of Bluetooth and my mobile phone.’
    • ‘Some printers and digital cameras can connect to computers wirelessly using Bluetooth.’
    • ‘The key application for Bluetooth is generally notebook to cellular phone connectivity.’
    • ‘Driving that growth was the increasing installation of Bluetooth into mobile phones.’
    • ‘A high speed urban wireless network based on Bluetooth is launching this week in Manchester.’


[with object]
  • Send (a photograph or other piece of data) from one electronic device to another via Bluetooth.

    ‘I took a quick picture with my mobile and Bluetoothed it across to my laptop’
    • ‘And don't even think about bluetoothing it to Danielle so she can post it on Facebook.’
    • ‘That video was Bluetoothed from one phone to another and eventually handed to police.’
    • ‘The mobile music industry needs to make the legal experience of Bluetoothing music user-friendly and fairly priced, so those seeking music won't try to do it illegally.’
    • ‘He even Bluetoothed a few photos round the carriage, just to show off.’
    • ‘It was an evening of laughter, giggles, chatting, talking about guys, bluetoothing songs to each other's cells, and snacking on crackers and milk shakes!’
    • ‘Does anyone know how I can Bluetooth ringtones from my BlackBerry to another phone?’


1990s: said to be named after King Harald Bluetooth (910–85), credited with uniting Denmark and Norway, as Bluetooth technology unifies the telecommunications and computing industries.