Definition of YouTube in US English:



[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’
    • ‘A recently YouTubed copy of the trailer was pulled after a complaint.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 Search for or watch on YouTube.
      ‘I went back and YouTubed the show’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I just YouTubed the video to that song of hers.’
      • ‘The film, for those of you who haven't feverishly YouTubed it yet, is an unpleasant rant.’
      • ‘You know, it sort of got YouTubed all around the beltway and people made a lot of it, but it went away.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I YouTubed the band.’


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