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vibes

[vahybz] /vaɪbz/
plural noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of vibes
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; by shortening
Related forms
vibist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vibist

vibist

/ˈvaɪbɪst/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who plays a vibraphone in a jazz band or group

vibes

/vaɪbz/
plural noun
1.
(informal) (esp in jazz) short for vibraphone
2.
(slang) short for vibrations
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Slang definitions & phrases for vibist

vibes 1

noun

A vibraphone or vibraharp (1937+ Jazz musicians)

vibes 2

noun

What emanates from or inheres in a person, situation, place, etc, and is sensed; chemistry, Karma: The vibes were good that morning for our reunion (1967+)

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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