- abdominal muscles.
Origin of abs
- antilock braking system.
- Chemistry. ABS resin.
- variant of ab-: absent; abscond.
- American Bible Society.
- American Bureau of Shipping.
Examples from the Web for abs
And so it was that Justin Bieber discovered that his abs could not save him.Justin Bieber's Abs Cannot Save Him
September 10, 2014
Marky Mark dropped some F-bombs, Zac Efron showed off his abs, and more highlights from the MTV movie awards.The Best Moments of the MTV Movie Awards
April 14, 2014
Anthony Kiedis, the shirtless Chili Pepper with the 12-pack abs?Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Show Review: Strange (Blood Sugar Sex) Magic
February 3, 2014
Chilli is 42, which, when you see her abs, is enough to make you cry.TLC Reunites for a New York City Concert. Dreams Do Come True
January 31, 2014
Those with abs flaunted them as Aladdin and Jasmine from the Disney film released that year.The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Through the Years: 1985-2013
October 31, 2013
Mr. Abs, when we are off yonder by that rise of ground you wake him up, will you?The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge
Frank Gee Patchin
We'll skip over the abs, and plunge right into deep larning at once.The Gold Brick
Ann S. Stephens
Abs'-lom he say he wanter know when ye'll git yer visit out an' kem home.
I didn't want ter arrest him—mighty clever boy, Abs'lom Kittredge!
So he assailed the tribe of Abs and Adnan, and his people attacked behind him like a cloud when it pours forth water and rains.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2
Charles Dudley Warner
- informal abdominal muscles
- acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene: any of a range of tough copolymers used esp for making moulded articles
- a variant of Av
- Also: a.b. able-bodied seaman
- (in the US) Bachelor of Arts
- (esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)
- a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen
Word Origin and History for abs
colloquial shortening of abdominals, by 1992.
form of ab- before -c-, -q- or -t-.