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aboveboard

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adverb above·board \ə-ˈbəv-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of aboveboard

  1. :  in a straightforward manner :  openly



Origin and Etymology of aboveboard

from the difficulty of cheating at cards when the hands are above the table


First Known Use: 1594


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aboveboard

adjective above·board

Simple Definition of aboveboard

  • : open, honest, and legal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aboveboard

  1. :  free from all traces of deceit or duplicity


ABOVEBOARD Defined for Kids

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aboveboard

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adverb above·board \ə-ˈbəv-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of aboveboard for Students

  1. :  in an honest open way <All business is done aboveboard.>




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aboveboard

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adjective above·board

Definition of aboveboard for Students

  1. :  free from tricks and secrecy <an aboveboard sale>




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