vocab

noun
vo·​cab | \ ˈvō-ˌkab How to pronounce vocab (audio) \

Definition of vocab

informal
: vocabulary memorized the vocab for the quiz Take a break from your summer read to test your vocab with this sensational and mega-addicting app.— Ashley Macey … to go with my new French vocab, I went shopping for a French personality to match.— Brielle Saggese Brush up on your math vocab. There's a chance you have not seen terms such as factor or standard deviation for a while unless you are a math major.— Lauren Lambert often used before another nounvocab wordsa vocab lesson/test

Examples of vocab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even apart from recruiting vocab, Morgan Stanley's Dixon suggests that being proactive in thinking differently about how—and who—companies hire is key to bridging the Wall Street diversity gap. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Goldman Sachs Removed This One Word From Some Recruiting Materials—and Saw Female Hires Soar," 10 Dec. 2019 From chirps to moans, this vet has your chatty cat’s vocab covered. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Celebrate National Cat Day by Decoding What Your Cat's Different Meows Mean," 29 Oct. 2019 Plaza insisted that Lenny's original, somewhat gendered dialogue—smarmy, crass, with a barstool intellectual's love of old-timey vocab—be kept in tact. Nojan Aminosharei, Marie Claire, "Aubrey Plaza Was Never April Ludgate," 13 June 2018 Stickies: Put up Post-its around the house with spelling words, science facts, foreign language vocab or whatever your kids need to memorize. Staff, cleveland.com, "Comment here on cleveland.com court and crime stories for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017," 29 Oct. 2017 Here are some of our favorite vocab picks that have just achieved a word's highest honor: being added to the dictionary. Elizabeth Logan, Teen Vogue, "Merriam-Webster Adds 250 New Words to the Dictionary," 19 Sep. 2017 There are two types of people in the world: the ones who confidently employ Internet terms IRL and the ones who are apprehensive to incorporate them into their vocab in fear of saying them incorrectly. Evan Real, Marie Claire, "Important: This Is the Internet Slang Being Added to the Dictionary," 9 Nov. 2015 An old Sega game that taught English vocab words to tech-savvy kids in the 1980s. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Getting To The Best Video Game Store In Japan," 25 June 2006

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First Known Use of vocab

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Vocab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocab. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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