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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jab]
    • /dʒæb/
    • /dʒæb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jab]
    • /dʒæb/

Definitions of jab word

  • noun jab a poke with the end or point of something; a sharp, quick thrust. 1
  • noun jab a short, quick punch. 1
  • noun jab Poke (someone or something) roughly or quickly, esp. with something sharp or pointed. 1
  • noun jab quick hit, poke 1
  • transitive verb jab prod sharply 1
  • intransitive verb jab prod sharply with sth 1

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Origin of jab

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
1815-25; variant, orig. Scots, of job2

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Parts of speech for Jab


jab popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% 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.

jab usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for jab

noun jab

  • injection — the act of injecting.
  • shot — a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc.
  • immunisation — (British, immunology) alternative spelling of immunization.
  • immunization — the fact or process of becoming immune, as against a disease.
  • inoculation — the act or process of inoculating.

Antonyms for jab

noun jab

  • pull — pull media

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