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lube

[loob] /lub/
noun, Informal.
1.
2.
lubrication, especially an application of a lubricant to a vehicle.
verb (used with object), lubed, lubing.
3.
to lubricate:
to lube a bicycle chain.
Origin
by shortening
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Word Origin and History for lubes

lube

1934, colloquial shortening of lubrication. As a verb (short for lubricate) recorded from 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for lubes

lube

modifier

: lube rack

noun
  1. (also lube job) A lubrication; grease job; a greasing: accused the Packers of giving their jerseys a lube job to prevent offensive linemen from holding (1950s+)
  2. (also lubricant) Butter (Students)

[last sense from the likening of butter and grease]


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 lubes

lube

  1. lubricant
  2. lubricate
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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