Origin of jab
OTHER WORDS FROM jabjab·bing·ly, adverb
How to use jab in a sentence
It has distributed jabs of the vaccine outside of clinical trials in China for months, and Indonesia used Sinovac’s vaccine on Wednesday to launch a massive campaign to vaccinate 181 million people.Why did the efficacy of China’s top vaccine drop from 78% to 50%?|Grady McGregor|January 13, 2021|Fortune
Now, its trial participants in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal allege that they were not informed that the jab would be given to them as part of a clinical trial.Grave ethical allegations hound India’s homegrown Covid-19 vaccine as it prepares for rollout|Manavi Kapur|January 12, 2021|Quartz
In starting its ambitious campaign on Wednesday to vaccinate over 180 million people in the next 15 months, Indonesia will join a host of countries across the globe in rolling out jabs that could help end the devastating pandemic.Why one country is vaccinating its young before its elderly|Grady McGregor|January 11, 2021|Fortune
Front-line workers are receiving the jab all over the country.Fighting Covid-19 Brought These Lasting Breakthroughs to Science and Medicine|Shelly Fan|December 29, 2020|Singularity Hub
People over the age of 80, care-home staff and health workers who are at highest risk of illness will be first to receive jabs, according to a statement from England’s National Health Service.Britons will roll up their sleeves on Tuesday for a COVID vaccine jab as the world anxiously watches|Claire Zillman, reporter|December 7, 2020|Fortune
Having a tube jabbed into an open wound in your throat is clearly not pleasant.
“You people should be at the beach,” Dylan jabbed at his audience, cutting up on bald people.Bob Dylan, Joan Baez & More Music at 1963’s March on Washington|Michael Tomasky|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And on the far side of the wall would have been men who fired guns and waved torches and jabbed with spears.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’|Michael Daly|July 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Bieber jabbed at Siva Kaneswaran, a member of the Wanted, he connected.
First, he jabbed at Braun, who, without looking up from the script, dropped his hands to block.
Some of the supers jabbed me pretty hard, among them Babe Durgon, who delighted in tormenting me.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
“Picturesque old nuisance,” he said, and jabbed at his scalp with his pencil as though he meant to puncture his skull.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
Quick as a flash he pulled off and jabbed three prongs of his horns deep into the other's side.Red Hunters And the Animal People|Charles A. Eastman
Instinctively he jabbed a short back-stroke with the end of the axe-handle, and caught one of his assailants in the belly.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
He checked the seals on all the other tubes first, then jabbed the air-lock override release.Deathworld|Harry Harrison