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’
    • ‘Please tell me that someone has YouTubed a video of Bill Murray driving a golf car through Stockholm.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A recently YouTubed copy of the trailer was pulled after a complaint.’
    • ‘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’
      • ‘The film, for those of you who haven't feverishly YouTubed it yet, is an unpleasant rant.’
      • ‘I just YouTubed the video to that song of hers.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You know, it sort of got YouTubed all around the beltway and people made a lot of it, but it went away.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 YouTubed the band.’


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