T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tab]
    • /tæb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tab]
    • /tæb/

Definitions of tabbing word

  • noun tabbing a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration. 1
  • noun tabbing a tag or label. 1
  • noun tabbing a small projection from a card, paper, or folder, used as an aid in filing. 1
  • noun tabbing Informal. a bill, as for a meal in a restaurant; check. 1
  • noun tabbing a small piece attached or intended to be attached, as to an automobile license plate. 1
  • noun tabbing a small flap or tongue of material used to seal or close the opening of a container. 1

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Origin of tabbing

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
1600-10; most senses of unknown origin;in def 7 short for tabulator; in def 10 short for tableau; in defs 4, 15 short for table

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tabbing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% 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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