\ ˈfab How to pronounce fab (audio) \

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Examples of fab in a Sentence

We had a fab time. that designer's new line of spring clothing is absolutely fab

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Summer is prime time for fab food festivals, from Hayward’s zuke festivities to Santa Cruz’s taco extravaganza. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "7 fabulous Bay Area food festivals this summer," 13 July 2019 The show explores what happens when the heir to a staid English shoe factory teams with a drag performer named Lola to transform the place into a maker of splashy and fab footwear for men who want to push the bounds of gender. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Moonlight Stage Productions goes for five as it announces expanded summer lineup for 40th anniversary in 2020," 12 June 2019 The fab four famously smiled for crowds of fans while walking to Christmas church service at St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wore a Pale Blue Dress to the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Charles's Investiture," 5 Mar. 2019 Knotty Lamb continues with its utterly fab House of A La Mode yarn events. Mary Mooney, OregonLive.com, "Wool 'N Wares closing in June; World Wide Knit in Public Day events," 28 May 2018 In better weather, head to the rooftop pool for fab city views and to soak up some rays, or enjoy a meal at the sunny Kost restaurant. Jim Byers, chicagotribune.com, "Toronto's hotel scene heats up with 4 exciting newcomers," 7 June 2018 Thanks @MsFoundation for a fab night at The Gloria Awards named after icon @GloriaSteinem and for celebrating me, Elaine, Marley, Joanne, Shannan and Monica. refinery29.com, "Ava DuVernay Defends Only Hiring Female Directors: "Sue Me"," 5 May 2018 The fab auctioneer had musical roots: If you, like everyone else in the room, were wondering who that fantastic auctioneer was, that was Gabriela Palmieri, a former Sotheby’s executive and daughter of Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri. 4. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "Hot Kisses, Great Causes: Best Moments From Marc Anthony's 2018 Maestro Cares Gala," 11 Mar. 2018 The hotel’s population of guests look fab in their period glad rags. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Divine Decadence Revisited in ‘Grand Hotel’," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fab

1957, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fab

informal + old-fashioned : extremely good


\ ˈfab How to pronounce Fab (audio) \
variants: or Fab fragment

Medical Definition of Fab

: a fragment of an antibody that contains one antigen-binding site, one complete light chain, and part of one heavy chain

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