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five-by-five

[fahyv-bahy-fahyv]
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adjective Slang: Facetious.
  1. short and fat.

Origin of five-by-five

First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for five-by-five

Historical Examples

  • He walked over to the nearby table and opened a box some twelve inches long and five-by-five inches in cross-section.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • He walked over to the nearby table and opened a box some twelve inches long and five-by-five inches in cross section.

    Anything You Can Do

    Gordon Randall Garrett