Ghosting Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Slang & Language Enthusiast

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(Verb) Ghosting is a word that describes the action of a person who disappears without a warning when in the early stages of a romantic relationship. A person ghosting another won’t reply or answer calls without giving an explanation.


Ghosting was first used back in the early 2000s. It became popular due to the rise of social media and dating apps where most of the ghosting happens.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Today, people of all ages but especially Gen Z uses the term ghosting. It is one of the most popular slang of this generation and many relate to this word.

Ghosting Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: When did he start ghosting you? I saw him back on the dating app where you met him.
  • Example 2: I have my fair share of ghosting experiences and I don’t want it to happen again.

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