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fabulous

[fab-yuh-luhs]
adjective
1.
almost impossible to believe; incredible.
2.
Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb: a fabulous bargain; a fabulous new house.
3.
told about in fables; purely imaginary: the fabulous exploits of Hercules.
4.
known about only through myths or legends.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin fābulōsus, equivalent to fābul(a) fable + -ōsus -ous

fabulously, adverb
fabulousness, noun
unfabulous, adjective
unfabulously, adverb


3. fabled, fictitious, invented, fictional.
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fabulous (ˈfæbjʊləs)
 
adj
1.  almost unbelievable; astounding; legendary: fabulous wealth
2.  informal extremely good: a fabulous time at the party
3.  of, relating to, or based upon fable: a fabulous beast
 
[C15: from Latin fābulōsus celebrated in fable, from fābulafable]
 
'fabulously
 
adv
 
'fabulousness
 
n

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fabulous
early 15c., from L. fabulosus "celebrated in fable," from fabula (see fable). From "mythical," sense of "incredible" first recorded c.1600. Slang shortening fab first recorded 1957; popularized in reference to The Beatles, c.1963.
"Fabulous (often contracted to fab(s)) and fantastic are also in that long list of words which boys and girls use for a time to express high commendation and then get tired of, such as, to go no farther back than the present century, topping, spiffing, ripping, wizard, super, posh, smashing." [Fowler, 1965]
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