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prof

[prof] /prɒf/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of prof
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; by shortening

Prof.

1.
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  • The prof looks like he was being offered a live rattlesnake.

    See? Edward G. Robles
  • Pete looks at the thing in his hand, and the prof and I go over there.

    See? Edward G. Robles
  • You didn't think I had it in me to take it so seriously, did you, prof?

  • I only wish I was the prof, now, I'd change places quickly enough.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • So he went back and helped Ben get out the prof's car, and drove the same to the prof's.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • I like it so well at the prof's that I have remained there since.

British Dictionary definitions for prof

prof

/prɒf/
noun
1.
(informal) short for professor

Prof.

abbreviation
1.
Professor
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Word Origin and History for prof
n.

colloquial shortening of professor, attested by 1838.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for prof

prof

noun

Professor (1838+ College students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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