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8 years, 8 months ago
The only meaning of 博眼球 I've been able to come across is the following from a 百度知道 answer:
but is it really that simple, is that all it means? 'An eyeball-turner?'
What does 博 mean here?
Where did this word originate from?
The pictures associated with this word seems to show that it is of a more perverted nature but it is also used in a more normal fashion elsewhere, e.g.: 漳州：商家为博眼球 促销竟请来"毛主席".
Sep 16, 2014 at 7:11
Mou某 ♦ Mou某
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博 is usually used with another word
The meaning of
博 here is also the same as
得, which means
get, or more precisely
When you translate it into English, I'd use
to attract instead.
So the whole sentence could be
To attract more eyeballs.
Sep 16, 2014 at 7:50
Justin XL Justin XL
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Actually, 博 and 搏 are the same word in ancient, it means to fight, to confront with another man, and 博眼球 means confront with others to win eyeball（eye-catch instead）, so it means to draw and win attention from others.
And, if you see 搏眼球，that's correct too.
Besides, 赌博，here 博 also has the meaning to confront others (or sometime like fate) in the gambling.
Sep 17, 2014 at 0:50
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博 gamble for
眼球 eyeballs (here means attention)
博眼球 compete for attention
Sep 19, 2014 at 0:39
Joseph S WU Joseph S WU
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Get people's attension by some means.
It often use as derogatory sence and your example is this type. 博 means get something with please or powerful way， like joked to let people see him.
Sep 17, 2014 at 8:02
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