Tebowing is officially a word

Term accepted by the Global English Monitor


Tebowing has been officially accepted as a word in the English language by the Global Language Monitor.

The first mention of the word can be traced to the dramatic overtime victory of the Denver Broncos football team over the Miami Dolphins on October 23, 2011.  During the victory celebration, Tim Tebow 'took a knee' and was photographed in a moment of prayerful reflection.

"Sports have become significant generators of new cultural trends and memes that transcend the athletic arena",  said Paul JJ Payack, president and chief word analyst, of the Global Language Monitor.

The Urban Dictionary defines 'Tebowing' as: To get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.