a.k.a. to Google someone or something

This phrase comes from the online search engine, Google, and refers to Internet users that will use a search engine to uncover any information that is present on the internet about a new girlfriend or boyfriend. Most people won't admit to it, but some will even "Google" themselves to boost self moral. Often heard in the online dating scene, for example, "Have you tried to Googling him yet?"

Historical perspective: In April 2014, research revealed that on, users conduct 1,000 monthly searches for “how to hide a dead body,” 1,900 searches for “how to get away with murder,” and 40,500 for “why did I get married?”

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon