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vibe

[vahyb] /vaɪb/
noun
1.
Informal. vibration (def 4).
2.
Often, vibes. Slang. vibration (def 6).
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; by shortening

vibes

[vahybz] /vaɪbz/
plural noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
1965-70; by shortening
Related forms
vibist, noun
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Examples from the web for vibe
  • Tell them it's summer and that they should take a minute to enjoy the long days and mellow summer vibe.
  • But that's not the only thing that's infused into the song's triumphant vibe.
  • Every positive vibe and prayers if you will accept them are winging your way.
  • To hardened backpackers, this sort of well-trod vibe is sometimes considered a liability.
  • The resort vibe comes from a swimming pool, nine-hole golf course, and day spa.
  • It had the vibe of a pseudo-boxing gym where plum-shaped accountants and lawyers worked off midlife crises.
  • The many gallery owners here set the vibe with welcoming music and drinks.
  • She is proud of her city's commitment to historic preservation while retaining a hip, modern vibe.
  • Even the few popular fantasy stories in the mainstream today borrow from this vibe.
  • The general vibe in the comments on both posts was that of frustration at the intrusive nature of a mobile.
British Dictionary definitions for vibe

vibe

/vaɪb/
noun
1.
(slang) a feeling or flavour of the kind specified: a 1970s vibe
Word Origin
from vibration

vibes

/vaɪbz/
plural noun
1.
(informal) (esp in jazz) short for vibraphone
2.
(slang) short for vibrations
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Word Origin and History for vibe
n.

1940, short for vibraphone; attested from 1967 as an abbreviated form of vibration in the 1960s slang sense of "instinctive feelings."

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Slang definitions & phrases for vibe

vibes 1

noun

A vibraphone or vibraharp (1937+ Jazz musicians)


vibes 2

noun

What emanates from or inheres in a person, situation, place, etc, and is sensed; chemistry, Karma: The vibes were good that morning for our reunion (1967+)


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 vibe

vibe

vibration

vibes

vibraphone
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