plural RBIs or RBI
: a run in baseball that is driven in by a batter
also : official credit to a batter for driving in a run
led the league in RBIs

Word History

Etymology

run batted in

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of RBI was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near RBI

Cite this Entry

“RBI.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/RBI. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

plural RBIs or RBI
: a run in baseball that is driven in by a batter
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