Arkansas, for instance, tabbed Stan Heath to replace Nolan Richardson in 2002.
Bonner had him tabbed as a weakling with the bat; even his own team mates did not expect him to hit.
They've got them tabbed as 'conservatives' opposed to the extremes of the Red Tabio regime.
He was that, it is true, but he was something else besides; something which tabbed him a mortal set apart from his fellow mortals.
He tabbed over each, picked out a pair of Simpsons boxers, and hit return.
"small flap," c.1600, possibly a dialectal word, of uncertain origin. Often interchangeable with tag (n.1). Cf. also Middle English tab "strap or string" (mid-15c.), Norwegian dialectal tave "piece of cloth, rag."
"account, bill, check," 1888, American English colloquial, probably a shortened form of tabulation or of tablet in the sense of "a sheet for writing on." Figurative phrase keep a tab on is recorded from 1890.
"to designate, label," 1924, perhaps an alteration of tag (v.2). Related: Tabbed; tabbing.
: They turned it into a T and A show
A display of female bosoms and bottoms; a show featuring such display; cheesecake: the realm of feminine esthetics or, as it is known in the profession, TA/ To enliven their product they call for T and A (1972+)
[fr tits plus ass]
The bill or check for something, esp for food or drink: three-or four-hundred-dollar tabs for unpaid liquor (1942+)
A written acknowledgment of debt; iou: They're liable to go out and stick up a bank if they owe you a tab (1950s+)
[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]