Origin of fab
First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for fab
The Beatles Story Museum features a replica of the Cavern Club and a Fab 4D animated cinema show.Catch Beatles Fever! Ten Essential Travel Destinations for Beatlemaniacs
January 3, 2014
The Fab Four swam up out of the developing bath, youngsters again on the verge of everything.Never Before Seen Beatles Photos From 1964
April 24, 2013
Fab Five Freddy, DJ Lindsay Luv, and others recall his legacy.The Last Days of DJ AM
August 31, 2009
For illustrations of the fable of this play, compare Hyginus, Fab.
Fab′ulist, one who invents fables; Fabulos′ity, Fab′ulousness.
This insect varies so much in colour, that I almost think it to be the same species with the following S. cyanipes, Fab.
Not long after, the earle of Chester going ouer to Wales, with long and continual warres tired and Fab.
- short for fabulous
- an expression of approval or enthusiasm
- flavoured alcoholic beverage
- fuel air bomb
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Word Origin and History for fab
1957, slang shortening of fabulous.
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