[ flab ]
/ flæb /


flabby flesh; unwanted fat: Daily exercise will get rid of the flab around your waist.
the condition of being flabby: Most of the new recruits had run to flab in civilian life.

Origin of flab

First recorded in 1920–25; back formation from flabby
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British Dictionary definitions for flab


/ (flæb) /


unsightly or unwanted fat on the body; flabbiness

Word Origin for flab

C20: back formation from flabby
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