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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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  • Beside these public lectures, prof Dziatzko gives once a week a bibliographical seminar for a smaller circle.

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

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Mrs. Sharp asked him to stay all night, when it came on so hard to rain, and the old prof thanked her and said he would.

    The Girls of Central High in Camp Gertrude W. Morrison
  • 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
  • In a long monologue, uninterrupted by Claire, he told of his affection for the Schoenstrom "prof" and his wife.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • Pete looks at the thing in his hand, and the prof and I go over there.

    See? Edward G. Robles
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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