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slab

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[ slab ]
/ slæb /
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noun

verb (used with object), slabbed, slab·bing.

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Origin of slab

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1250–1300; Middle English sclabbe, slabbe< ?

Definition for slab (2 of 2)

slab2
[ slab ]
/ slæb /

adjective Scot. and North England.

thick; viscous.

Origin of slab

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1595–1605; apparently <Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian slabb mire, Icelandic slabba to wade in mud
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British Dictionary definitions for slab

slab
/ (slæb) /

noun

verb slabs, slabbing or slabbed (tr)

Word Origin for slab

C13: of unknown origin
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