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[fab] /fæb/
adjective, Slang.
1.
fabulous (def 2).
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for fab

fab1

/fæb/
adjective
1.
short for fabulous
interjection
2.
an expression of approval or enthusiasm

FAB2

abbreviation
1.
flavoured alcoholic beverage
2.
fuel air bomb
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Word Origin and History for fab
adj.

1957, slang shortening of fabulous.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fab

fab

adj,interj

Excellent; wonderful; fabulous: a man who would think it a fab idea to rent a silver limo (1950s+ Teenagers)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for fab

fab

fabulous
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