Origin of jab
OTHER WORDS FROM jabjab·bing·ly, adverb
How to use jab in a sentence
An employee who works in a busy store or crowded office, for instance, would likely have to get a jab, while someone who mostly works by themselves might not.Can your boss make you get a COVID vaccine? Probably|Jeff|November 29, 2020|Fortune
For more than three hours on Wednesday, Democrat and Republican senators took jabs at Facebook, Twitter, and Google, saying that they disseminate misinformation, spark violence, and suppress conservative voices.4 key moments from the Senate’s showdown with Big Tech CEOs|Danielle Abril|October 28, 2020|Fortune
To put it differently, it’s why boxers lead with the jab and don’t start their fights throwing haymakers.
When the Clippers called for a post-up, Leonard routinely had the defense right where he wanted it — be it after a series of fluttering jab steps from the mid-post, or a methodical backdown that eventually concluded with him muscling through contact.
China’s Central Military Commission gave the go-ahead in June to vaccinate soldiers with a jab developed by CanSino Biologics in partnership with the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.China has been vaccinating key workers with unapproved COVID-19 vaccines for weeks|eamonbarrett|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Maybe you think Botox is no big deal—a quick lunchtime jab to freshen up the face?
This could be construed as a jab at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is actively considering both.Forget the White House, Marco Rubio Might Be Lucky Just to Be Reelected|Myra Adams|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A little global economics-based jab alongside the political insults.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War|Tim Teeman|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This has been the animating spirit behind Lincoln, which was read as an implicit jab at Obama.‘Breaking Bad’ in the White House: Bryan Cranston as LBJ in 'All the Way'|David Freedlander|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was the jab at a blue-haired Liza Minnelli, claiming she was a man in drag masquerading as the Oscar winning legend.Surprise! Ellen DeGeneres is the Best Oscars Host in a Decade|Marlow Stern|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I just got out iv th' back dure in time to escape a jab in th' spine fr'm a German that I niver see befure.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
If I see another one, I'll jab him with one of these knitting needles.Tom Slade with the Colors|Percy K. Fitzhugh
I still have the reach, and I was able to protect myself by a frequent use of a lightning left jab.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
When I said this, I turned to jab a claw at the other priests, using the motion to cover my flicking a coin grenade toward them.The Repairman|Harry Harrison
I would make fur the doctor and draw my spear back to jab it clean through him, and Watty would grab my arm.Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis