: 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
Recent Examples on the Web 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, 6 June 2016 The Binghamton nabe was once a disused industrial stretch east of Midtown. Bob Mehr, Billboard, 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, 23 Nov. 2016

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Word History


by shortening & alteration from neighborhood

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nabe was in 1933

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“Nabe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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