- almost impossible to believe; incredible.
- Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb: a fabulous bargain; a fabulous new house.
- told about in fables; purely imaginary: the fabulous exploits of Hercules.
- known about only through myths or legends.
Origin of fabulous
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Examples from the Web for fabulousness
Together, they are disrupting the traditional salon industry, offering women quick, affordable doses of fabulousness and me-time.Blow Dry Bars Are a Thriving Industry Disrupting the Salon Business
July 13, 2013
The spotlight of fabulousness which illuminates Charlene rarely rests on Albert.Monaco Princess's Gilded Cage
July 2, 2011
But perhaps Evi does not share in those feelings of fabulousness.The Quaids’ Guide to the Fugitive Life
The Daily Beast
October 19, 2010
The White House empty nesters “are setting an example of fabulousness.”The Power of Empty Nesters
June 30, 2009
His history is written with elegance and vigour, but his fabulousness and credulity are justly blamed.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
- almost unbelievable; astounding; legendaryfabulous wealth
- informal extremely gooda fabulous time at the party
- of, relating to, or based upon fablea fabulous beast
Word Origin and History for fabulousness
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"]