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

Examples of fabulosity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So who was behind Fabulousity's fabulosity? Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2022 That way, Gold’s fabulosity would augment his own. Michael Schulma, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 The drag superstar has unveiled a special calendar that ushers in the new year with fabulosity. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 8 Dec. 2020 The eldest child of the Banks family in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hilary, played by Karyn Parsons, is synonymous with bougie Black fabulosity. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Feb. 2022 Her sartorial fabulosity never dims, Demoustier confidently pulling off her rich girl’s succession of glamour gowns (Claire Dubien designed the striking finery). Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2023 Historically, fabulosity of this caliber hasn't been embraced by those outside of the Black community. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 19 May 2022 To add even more fabulosity to the proceedings, the mother of Lewis’s character is played by Fran Drescher. Noah Jacobs, Vulture, 8 July 2021 Mary J Blige is ringing in her 50th birthday as most music icons would: beachside and in a bikini, oozing fabulosity. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History


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.

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fabulosity was in 1603

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“Fabulosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabulosity. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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