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