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moby

/ˈməʊbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
(informal) a mobile phone
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  • In the short gam that ensued she gave us strong news of moby Dick.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • So with moby Dick—two days he's floated—tomorrow will be the third.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • moby Dick” and “Red Jacket” are among his best-known sea tales.

    Sea Stories Various
  • Mardi is a tragedy of heaven, moby Dick a tragedy of hell, and Pierre a tragedy of the world we live in.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street

    Grant Martin Overton
  • “Sail on the—” but that moment a breaking sea dashed on him from moby Dick, and whelmed him for the time.

    Sea Stories Various
Slang definitions & phrases for moby

moby

adjective

Very large, complicated, and impressive: Some MIT undergrads pulled off a moby hack at the Harvard-Yale game

[1980s+ Computer; probably fr the white whale in Herman Melville's Moby Dick]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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