flab

noun

: soft flabby body tissue

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Assuming a healthy diet and exercise regimen, the flab should stay gone — years ago, to showcase the power of CoolSculpting, a representative of the company had only one side of his body treated, Nathan says. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2021 Dickens rolled into one gigantic ball of aging flab. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2022 The company’s not just about flab-concealing tees, though. Josh Max, Forbes, 9 June 2022 But those moments are sprinkled in among a lot of narrative flab. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2022 Most of that flab comes during the final hour, which serves a purpose in terms of the character's maturation but piles on at least one climax too many. Brian Lowry, CNN, 4 Mar. 2022 Most of that flab comes during the final hour, which serves a purpose in terms of the character's maturation but piles on at least one climax too many. Brian Lowry, CNN, 4 Mar. 2022 Most of that flab comes during the final hour, which serves a purpose in terms of the character's maturation but piles on at least one climax too many. Brian Lowry, CNN, 4 Mar. 2022 Most of that flab comes during the final hour, which serves a purpose in terms of the character's maturation but piles on at least one climax too many. Brian Lowry, CNN, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

back-formation from flabby

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flab was in 1951

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Cite this Entry

“Flab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flab. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

flab

noun
: soft flabby body tissue

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