five-by-five

[ fahyv-bahy-fahyv ]
/ ˈfaɪv baɪˈfaɪv /

adjective Slang: Facetious.

short and fat.

Origin of five-by-five

First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for five-by-five

  • He walked over to the nearby table and opened a box some twelve inches long and five-by-five inches in cross section.

    Anything You Can Do|Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He walked over to the nearby table and opened a box some twelve inches long and five-by-five inches in cross-section.

    Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett