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five-by-five

[fahyv-bahy-fahyv] /ˈfaɪv baɪˈfaɪv/
adjective, Slang: Facetious.
1.
short and fat.
Origin of five-by-five
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for five by five

five by five

interjection
1.
an expression used in telecommunications to state that a signal is being received clearly
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