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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-bee-uh n]
    • /ˈfeɪ bi ən/
    • /ˈfeɪ.bɪən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-bee-uh n]
    • /ˈfeɪ bi ən/

Definitions of fabian word

  • adjective fabian seeking victory by delay and harassment rather than by a decisive battle as in the manner of Fabius Maximus: Fabian policy. 1
  • adjective fabian of or relating to the Fabian Society. 1
  • noun fabian Saint, died a.d. 250, pope 236–250. 1
  • noun fabian a male given name. 1
  • adjective fabian of, relating to, or resembling the delaying tactics of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus; cautious; circumspect 0
  • noun fabian a member of or sympathizer with the Fabian Society 0

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Origin of fabian

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600, Fabian is from the Latin word Fabiānus

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fabian popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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