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vibes

[vahybz] /vaɪbz/
plural noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of vibes
1965-1970
1965-70; by shortening
Related forms
vibist, noun

vibe

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

vibes

/vaɪbz/
plural noun
1.
(informal) (esp in jazz) short for vibraphone
2.
(slang) short for vibrations

vibe

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

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 vibes

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 vibes

vibes

vibraphone

vibe

vibration
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