Origin of fabulous
Examples from the Web for fabulously
The fabulously profitable company that Jobs created did not reply to a request for comment.
And most glaringly, the fabulously wealthy woman professing to shoulder the burdens of the poor.
These three actors, Australian-bred and innately brooding, comprise the fabulously Hemsworth brothers.Luke, Chris, and Liam: Your Guide to the Fabulous Hemsworth Brothers|Anna Klassen|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His death left her fabulously wealthy and charged with disbursing the millions of the Astor Foundation.Anthony Marshall Heads to Prison, Ending the Brooke Astor Affair|Michael Daly|June 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We'll get a pic up of this fabulously somber piece of weaponry as soon as they drop.
Many authors have written of the Scythian Lamb, or Borametz—most of them fabulously.The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary|Henry Lee
Although these men were not at this time under fire, he concluded that they were fabulously brave.The Open Boat and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
The d'Orient was delightfully comfortable and fabulously cheap.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)|Henry Watterson
She has already served us some very good meals at a fabulously low cost.Brenda's Bargain|Helen Leah Reed
This port thus became the gateway to the fabulously rich gold fields of the Yukon.The Land of Tomorrow|William B Stephenson, Jr.
Word Origin for fabulous
early 15c., "mythical, legendary," from Latin fabulosus "celebrated in fable; rich in myths," from fabula (see fable (n.)).
Sense of "incredible" first recorded c.1600. Slang shortening fab first recorded 1957; popularized in reference to The Beatles, c.1963.
Fabulous (often contracted to fab(s)) and fantastic are also in that long list of words which boys and girls use for a time to express high commendation and then get tired of, such as, to go no farther back than the present century, topping, spiffing, ripping, wizard, super, posh, smashing. [Gower's 1965 revision of Fowler's "Modern English Usage"]