\ˈnāb \

Definition of nabe 

1 : a neighborhood theater usually used in plural with the

Examples of nabe in a Sentence

although it has undergone several transformations over the years, Times Square remains one of New York's most fabled nabes

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The Kennedys actually made their first home together in Georgetown, and moved around the nabe several times, The Huffington Post notes. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' Former Georgetown House Is For Sale," 6 June 2016 The Binghamton nabe was once a disused industrial stretch east of Midtown. Bob Mehr, Billboard, "Why Drake & Justin Timberlake Love Memphis: Inside Its Bold New Renaissance," 8 May 2017 There will be a walking tour of Union Square at 2 p.m. with discounts — for example, 25 percent off a vegan puffer jacket ($345) and other goods at the men’s wear stalwart Rothman’s — and a photo scavenger hunt in the Flatiron nabe. Alison S. Cohn, New York Times, "Nike to Open a Huge Store in the Heart of SoHo NOV. 9, 2016," 23 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of nabe

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nabe

by shortening & alteration from neighborhood

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