false rib

false rib
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls rib]
    • /fɔls rɪb/
    • /fɔːls rɪb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls rib]
    • /fɔls rɪb/

Definitions of false rib words

  • noun false rib any of the lower five ribs on either side of the body, which are not directly attached to the sternum. 1
  • noun false rib Any of the ribs that do not articulate directly with the sternum, but connect indirectly via cartilage. 0

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Origin of false rib

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1490-1500

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false rib popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

false rib usage trend in Literature

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