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prob

[prob] /prɒb/
noun, Chiefly British Slang.
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Origin of prob
by shortening

prob.

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  • Jealous—p'raps—knows the young lady—wouldn't have believed it prob'ly.'

  • "She would want 'em herself, prob'ly, Uncle Jed," she added.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And prob'ly you noticed those posts along the road that hold the tell-tale strings.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • An' Purdy, he's prob'ly wishin', by now, that he'd listened to me.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • That was just as he died, and you can figure out how long it prob'bly took him to make those eleven knife strokes.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • "prob'ly Big Tom'll only pull my ear," he said philosophically.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • prob'ly it wouldn't do no good for me to talk mattermony to Phar—Phar—to t'other one.

  • prob'bly you don't remember it, twins, 'cause you were too little, but I do.

  • "I found it on the shore, where it was prob'ly washed up by the waves," she answered.

    Ozma of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • prob'ly his music has legs, too, and I haven't any use for such things these days.

    Heart of Gold Ruth Alberta Brown
British Dictionary definitions for prob

prob.

abbreviation
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probable
2.
probably
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Related Abbreviations for prob

prob.

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probable
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probably
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probate
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problem
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