vibes

[vahybz]
plural noun Informal.

Origin:
1965–70; by shortening

vibist, noun
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vibe

[vahyb]
noun
1.
Informal. vibration ( def 4 ).
2.
Often, vibes. Slang. vibration ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1965–70, Americanism; by shortening

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vibe (vaɪb)
 
n
slang a feeling or flavour of the kind specified: a 1970s vibe
 
[from vibration]

vibes (vaɪbz)
 
pl n
1.  informal (esp in jazz) short for vibraphone
2.  slang short for vibrations

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vibe
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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vibes definition

[vɑɪbz]
  1. n.
    vibrations; atmosphere; feelings. (Usually with good or bad.) : I just don't get good vibes about this deal.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
vibe
vibration
vibes
vibraphone
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Example sentences
But if you haven't, there are bad vibes and suspicion all round.
Thanks, you are right and all this despite the bad vibes given to us by the
  usual gang.
Maybe what you're feeling are his ashamed vibes as if he's sending you a silent
  signal of apology for following you.
Between bad vibes and the threat of injury, the soulful aspect of surfing
  disappears.
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