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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flab]
    • /flæb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flab]
    • /flæb/

Definitions of flabs word

  • noun flabs flabby flesh; unwanted fat: Daily exercise will get rid of the flab around your waist. 1
  • noun flabs the condition of being flabby: Most of the new recruits had run to flab in civilian life. 1
  • noun flabs plural of flab. 0

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Origin of flabs

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25; back formation from flabby

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Parts of speech for Flabs


flabs popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for flabs

noun flabs

  • flesh — the soft substance of a human or other animal body, consisting of muscle and fat.
  • grease — the melted or rendered fat of animals, especially when in a soft state.
  • lard — the rendered fat of hogs, especially the internal fat of the abdomen.
  • surplus — something that remains above what is used or needed.
  • overabundance — an excessive amount or abundance; surfeit: an overabundance of sugar in the diet.

verb flabs

  • whale — any of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, especially as distinguished from the smaller dolphins and porpoises, having a fishlike body, forelimbs modified into flippers, and a head that is horizontally flattened.
  • sob — to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
  • wail — to utter a prolonged, inarticulate, mournful cry, usually high-pitched or clear-sounding, as in grief or suffering: to wail with pain.
  • swell — to grow in bulk, as by the absorption of moisture or the processes of growth.
  • whimper — to cry with low, plaintive, broken sounds.

Antonyms for flabs

noun flabs

  • lack — something missing or needed: After he left, they really felt the lack.
  • necessity — something necessary or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life.
  • scarcity — insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth.
  • need — a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there.
  • want — to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one's dinner; always wanting something new.

Top questions with flabs

  • how to lose flabs?
  • how to lose flabs on the tummy?
  • how to lose side flabs?
  • how to reduce side flabs?
  • how to remove flabs?
  • how to get rid of flabs on stomach?
  • how to reduce flabs?

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