Today's Word of the Day means...
The bill or check for something, esp for food or drink: three-or four-hundred-dollar tabs for unpaid liquor (1942+)noun
A written acknowledgment of debt; iou: They're liable to go out and stick up a bank if they owe you a tab (1950s+)Related Terms
[origin unknown; perhaps a shortening of tabulation]
To identify or designate; label: I tabbed him immediately as a crook
[1924+; fr tab, ''a tied-on baggage label,'' of unknown origin; perhaps an alteration of tag]
A tabloid newspaper: just be sure the other tabs and the London papers don't have track pictures either (1990s+)