Shoobie or “shoob” is a slang term used for the large, white, fluffy breed of dog, known as Samoyed. The use is similar to the other slang term ‘doge’.
While the exact origin of the term “shoobie” is unknown, it first was used as a word on the Facebook page “Hardcore pic shoobie dog memes” founded on November 11th, 2013. By 2017 the Facebook page has reached 150,000 likes and follows.
Another early example is /r/shoobie subreddit launched by Redditor Lezemotu on December 5th, 2013.
The Facebook account SHOOBIEWOOBIES launched in September 2015 to post photos, videos and memes of shoobs, has reached more than 15,000 followers by 2017.
The definition of “shoobie” as a ‘A fluffy, cloud-like dog such as a Samoyed’ was posted on Urban Dictionary by user meowlnir on July 4th, 2016.
Ever since, the use of the term ”shoobie” or “shoob” has got widespread on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and Twitter.
- Phillymag.com – 7 Ways to Tell If You’re a Shoobie
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