Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[prob] /prɒb/
noun, Chiefly British Slang.
Origin of prob
by shortening


3. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for prob
Historical Examples
  • Jealous—p'raps—knows the young lady—wouldn't have believed it prob'ly.'

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

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • And prob'ly you noticed those posts along the road that hold the tell-tale strings.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • prob'bly you don't remember it, twins, 'cause you were too little, but I do.

  • That was just as he died, and you can figure out how long it prob'bly took him to make those eleven knife strokes.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • 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 it wouldn't do no good for me to talk mattermony to Phar—Phar—to t'other one.

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

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I found it on the shore, where it was prob'ly washed up by the waves," she answered.

    Ozma of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • An' Purdy, he's prob'ly wishin', by now, that he'd listened to me.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
British Dictionary definitions for prob


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for prob

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for prob

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for prob