vibist

vibes

[vahybz]
plural noun Informal.

Origin:
1965–70; by shortening

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

vibist (ˈvaɪbɪst)
 
n
informal a person who plays a vibraphone in a jazz band or group

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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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vibes
vibraphone
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