five-by-five

[ fahyv-bahy-fahyv ]
/ ˈfaɪv baɪˈfaɪv /

adjective Slang: Facetious.

short and fat.

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Origin of five-by-five

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for five by five

five by five

interjection

an expression used in telecommunications to state that a signal is being received clearly
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