[ abz ]
/ æbz /
plural noun Informal.
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Origin of abs
An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; by shortening
Definition for abs (2 of 5)
antilock braking system.
Definition for abs (3 of 5)
variant of ab-: absent; abscond.
Definition for abs (4 of 5)
Definition for abs (5 of 5)
American Bible Society.
American Bureau of Shipping.
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British Dictionary definitions for abs (1 of 2)
/ (æbz) /
informal abdominal muscles
British Dictionary definitions for abs (2 of 2)
acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene: any of a range of tough copolymers used esp for making moulded articles
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