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jab

[ jab ]
/ dʒæb /
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verb (used with object), jabbed, jab·bing.
verb (used without object), jabbed, jab·bing.
to poke or punch with a sharp, quick blow.
noun
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Origin of jab

First recorded in 1825–35; variant, originally Scots, of job2

OTHER WORDS FROM jab

jab·bing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jab

jab
/ (dʒæb) /

verb jabs, jabbing or jabbed
to poke or thrust sharply
to strike with a quick short blow or blows
noun
a sharp poke or stab
a quick short blow, esp (in boxing) a straight punch with the leading hand
informal an injectionpolio jabs

Derived forms of jab

jabbing, adjectivejabbingly, adverb

Word Origin for jab

C19: originally Scottish variant of job
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