A man photobombing a tourist's selfie.
An example of a photobomb is a person jumping into a classic prom photo just before it is taken.
transitive verbpho·to·bombed, pho·to·bomb·ing, pho·to·bombs
- To move unexpectedly and quickly into the frame of a photograph that is being taken of (someone or something): We were photobombed by my annoying cousin in half of our photos at the reception.
- To appear unexpectedly in (a photograph), especially as a practical joke: My ridiculous roommate photobombed most of the pictures of me at the picnic.
Origin of photobombphoto bomb
(third-person singular simple present photobombs, present participle photobombing, simple past and past participle photobombed)
- To unexpectedly appear in a photograph, especially so as to ruin the picture.
- An act of photobombing.
- A photo containing someone or something that is photobombing.