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noun Chiefly British Slang.
  1. problem.

Origin of prob

by shortening


  1. probable.
  2. probably.
  3. problem.
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Examples from the Web for prob

Historical Examples

  • "Yes, prob'ly it was something about 'em," Pa assented with a chuckle.

    The Bacillus of Beauty

    Harriet Stark

  • "She would want 'em herself, prob'ly, Uncle Jed," she added.


    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Prob'ly you've wondered where I was takin' all that old canvas and stuff.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Didama said she was all but dyin', so I knew she prob'ly had a little cold, or somethin'.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • An' Purdy, he's prob'ly wishin', by now, that he'd listened to me.

    Prairie Flowers</p>

    James B. Hendryx

British Dictionary definitions for prob


abbreviation for
  1. probable
  2. probably
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