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vibe

[vahyb] /vaɪb/
noun
1.
Informal. vibration (def 4).
2.
Often, vibes. Slang. vibration (def 6).
Origin of vibe
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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  • He was talking quietly and without rancor, but he had a vibe like a basher.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • I saw her feel the vibe from her phone, then look down at it and then back at me and nod vigorously.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
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

vette

noun

A Corvette2 car (1960s+)

V-girl

noun

A woman who more or less freely made love to soldiers, sailors, etc, from patriotic motives

[WWII; fr victory girl]

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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