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[prob] /prɒb/
noun, Chiefly British Slang.
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3. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "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.

    Shavings 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

    James B. Hendryx
  • If I don't nail this large man, she'll prob'ly kick in me head.'

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

    Finley Peter Dunne
  • "prob'ly Big Tom'll only pull my ear," he said philosophically.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • prob'bly you don't remember it, twins, 'cause you were too little, but I do.

  • prob'ly his music has legs, too, and I haven't any use for such things these days.

    Heart of Gold

    Ruth Alberta Brown
  • prob'ly he took it for granted that it was down there with the tusks.

    The Rogue Elephant Elliott Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for prob


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