abs

[abz]
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plural noun Informal.

abdominal muscles.

Nearby words

  1. abruptly,
  2. abruptly pinnate,
  3. abruzzi,
  4. abruzzi e molise,
  5. abrv,
  6. abs brake,
  7. abs feb.,
  8. abs resin,
  9. abs-,
  10. abs.

Origin of abs

An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; by shortening

ABS

antilock braking system.

ABS

Chemistry. ABS resin.

Ab

[ahb, ahv]

noun

abs-

variant of ab-: absent; abscond.

abs.

A.B.S.

American Bible Society.
American Bureau of Shipping.
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British Dictionary definitions for abs

abs

pl n

informal abdominal muscles

ABS

abbreviation for

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

Ab

noun

a variant of Av

AB

abbreviation for

Also: a.b. able-bodied seaman
(in the US) Bachelor of Arts
(esp in postal addresses) Alberta (Canada)

symbol for

a human blood type of the ABO group, containing both the A antigen and the B antigen
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Word Origin and History for abs
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Medicine definitions for abs

Ab

abbr.

antibody

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