flab

noun
\ ˈflab How to pronounce flab (audio) \

Definition of flab

: soft flabby body tissue

Examples of flab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a personal trainer, one of the top complaints my clients have is excess weight and flab in the mid-section. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "2-in-1 exercises that will tone your arms and abs," 26 Dec. 2019 The British bank still has plenty of flab to attack, particularly in its European and investment-banking operations. Nisha Gopalan And Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "HSBC Needs More Than Cosmetic Cuts," 28 Oct. 2019 The houses are small, by the current standards of the Zip Code; most of them are an elegant twelve hundred square feet or so—no flab. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "Waking up from the California Dream," 11 Nov. 2019 Why some of us have sculpted, toned and visible muscles and some of us carry a little more flab depends on a lot of factors. Sarah Digiulio, NBC News, "How to get more muscle definition (and what you should know about why you're not)," 5 Nov. 2019 The plan, launched as a dip in oil prices made Saudi Arabia's economic future look precarious, calls for Saudi Arabia to diversify its economy away from energy and cut the economic flab accumulated after living for decades on a diet of petrodollars. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "Who is behind the wheel in a changing Saudi Arabia?," 22 June 2018 Dude had the nerve to elbow me aside before wrapping his flab around the fountain and straight-up getting his slurp on. Lori D. Johnson, The Root, "The Inheritance," 3 June 2018 These cities are tops at fighting flab Arlington, Va. is the nation’s fittest city, with Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., close behind, according to a study released Tuesday. Editors, USA TODAY, "Gaza violence, Pennsylvania primary, NBA draft lottery: 5 things to know Tuesday," 15 May 2018 Saturday’s incident is the latest in a string of emergency landings for Southwest, following last week’s unscheduled landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport over an issue with cockpit instruments showing a problem with the plane’s flab. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Southwest Airlines plane loses pressure midflight: It was 'a scary situation,' says passenger," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of flab

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flab

back-formation from flabby

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“Flab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flab. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for flab

flab

noun
How to pronounce flab (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of flab

informal : extra soft flesh on a person's body : excess body fat

flab

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Kids Definition of flab

: excess body fat

flab

noun
\ ˈflab How to pronounce flab (audio) \

Medical Definition of flab

: soft flabby body tissue

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