fabulosity

noun
fab·​u·​los·​i·​ty | \ ˌfa-byə-ˈlä-sə-tē How to pronounce fabulosity (audio) \

Definition of fabulosity

informal + often humorous
: fabulous quality, state, or nature : fabulousness In her pursuit of her true purpose, Alice encounters a variety of splendiferous creatures who encourage her to get in touch with her inner fabulosity.The Daily Home (Talladega, Alabama) I appreciate Erika's dedication to the character of Erika Jayne. She started out being on the show with a certain level of fashion fabulosity and now she's stuck delivering it year after year.— Brian Moylan

First Known Use of fabulosity

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fabulosity

borrowed from French & Latin; French fabulosité, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Latin fābulōsitāt-, fābulōsitās, from fābulōsus "celebrated in legend, resembling an invented story, mythical" — more at fabulous

Note: Late 20th- and 21st-century use may represent a direct derivation from fabulous, after curious : curiosity, generous : generosity, and like pairs.

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Cite this Entry

“Fabulosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabulosity. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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