vibes

[ vahybz ]
/ vaɪbz /

plural noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. viatical,
  2. viatical settlement,
  3. viaticum,
  4. viator,
  5. vibe,
  6. vibey,
  7. vibist,
  8. viborg,
  9. vibraculum,
  10. vibraharp

Origin of vibes

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening

Related formsvib·ist, noun

vibe

[ vahyb ]
/ vaɪb /

noun

Informal. vibration(def 4).
Often vibes. Slang. vibration(def 6).

Origin of vibe

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for vibes

vibes

/ (vaɪbz) /

pl n

informal (esp in jazz) short for vibraphone
slang short for vibrations

vibe

/ (vaɪb) /

noun

slang a feeling or flavour of the kind specifieda 1970s vibe

Word Origin for vibe

from vibration

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Word Origin and History for vibes

vibe

n.

1940, short for vibraphone; attested from 1967 as an abbreviated form of vibration in the 1960s slang sense of "instinctive feelings."

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