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lib

[lib] /lɪb/
noun, Informal.
1.
liberation (def 2):
women's lib; gay lib.
2.
a libber.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for lib's

lib

/lɪb/
noun
1.
(informal, sometimes derogatory) short for liberation (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for lib's

lib

n.

1969, American English, shortening of liberation, used with possessives, originally in Women's Lib. Colloquial shortening libber for liberationist is attested from 1971.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lib's

lib

noun

Liberation, esp as the aim of various movements: animal lib (1960s+)

Related Terms

gay lib, men's lib


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for lib's

lib

liberation

LIB

  1. label information base
  2. Libra
  3. library
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