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[ lib ]
/ lɪb /
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noun Informal.
liberation (def. 2): women's lib; gay lib.
a libber.
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Origin of lib

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening

Other definitions for lib (2 of 4)

lib.1

abbreviation
book.

Origin of lib.

1
From the Latin word liber

Other definitions for lib (3 of 4)

lib.2

abbreviation
librarian.
library.

Other definitions for lib (4 of 4)

Lib.

abbreviation
Liberal.
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British Dictionary definitions for lib (1 of 3)

lib
/ (lɪb) /

noun
informal, sometimes derogatory short for liberation (def. 2)

British Dictionary definitions for lib (2 of 3)

lib.

abbreviation for
librarian
library

British Dictionary definitions for lib (3 of 3)

Lib.

abbreviation for
Liberal
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