[ noun ree-furb; verb ree-furb ]
/ noun ˈriˌfɜrb; verb riˈfɜrb /


an act or instance of refurbishing or renovating something: The motel desperately needs a refurb.
something that has been refurbished: The laptop is a refurb.

verb (used with object)

to refurbish or renovate.


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Origin of refurb

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for refurb

  • Roughly six months old, the new construction (built from the ground up as opposed to a typical refurb) is stunning.

    Gal With a Suitcase|Jolie Hunt|January 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST