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abs

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plural noun Informal.

abdominal muscles.

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Origin of abs

An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; by shortening

Definition for abs (2 of 5)

ABS

antilock braking system.

Definition for abs (3 of 5)

abs-

variant of ab-: absent; abscond.

Definition for abs (4 of 5)

abs.

abbreviation

absent.
absolute.
abstract.

Definition for abs (5 of 5)

A.B.S.

abbreviation

American Bible Society.
American Bureau of Shipping.
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British Dictionary definitions for abs (1 of 2)

abs
/ (æbz) /

pl n

informal abdominal muscles

British Dictionary definitions for abs (2 of 2)

ABS

abbreviation for

acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene: any of a range of tough copolymers used esp for making moulded articles
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