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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

Definition of aboveboard

  1. :  free from all traces of deceit or duplicity

Examples of aboveboard in a sentence

  1. The committee tried to be fair and aboveboard in its hiring.

  2. an aboveboard and responsible proposal

  3. She acted in a completely open and aboveboard way.

1648

First Known Use of aboveboard

1648


ABOVEBOARD Defined for English Language Learners


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aboveboard

adjective above·board

Definition of aboveboard for English Language Learners

  • : open, honest, and legal


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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