noun Etymology: back-formation from flabby Date: 1951 soft flabby body tissue

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  • flab — /flab/, n. 1. flabby flesh; unwanted fat: Daily exercise will get rid of the flab around your waist. 2. the condition of being flabby: Most of the new recruits had run to flab in civilian life. [1920 25; back formation from FLABBY] * * * …   Universalium

  • flab — (fl[a^]b), n. Loose or flaccid body fat. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flab — n soft flabby body tissue …   Medical dictionary

  • flab — [flæb] n [U] informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: flabby] soft loose flesh on a person s body used to show disapproval ▪ simple advice to help you fight the flab (=lose weight) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flab — [flab] n. [back form. < FLABBY] Informal sagging, flaccid flesh …   English World dictionary

  • flab — [ flæb ] noun uncount INFORMAL loose fat flesh …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flab — (n.) fat, flabbiness, 1951, back formation from FLABBY (Cf. flabby) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flab — sb., en, e, ene (mund; fræk person) …   Dansk ordbog

  • flab — ► NOUN informal ▪ soft, loose flesh on a person s body; fat …   English terms dictionary

  • flab — con·flab; flab; flab·ber·gast; flab·ber·gast·ing·ly; flab·bi·ly; flab·bi·ness; flab·by; flab·el·lar·i·um; …   English syllables

  • FLAB — A FLAB is an abbreviation using four letters. It is an abbreviation of Four Letter ABbreviation. It extends the self referential humour of the TLA (Three Letter Acronym). It is sometimes referred to as an ETLA (Extended Three Letter… …   Wikipedia

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