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 noun vocab wordsa vocab lesson/test

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Recent Examples on the Web Those with a better vocabulary (considered to be smarter) saw their index scores plummet from about 65.5 to a bit above 60, while those who missed the vocab questions saw their happiness decline from 61 to a little below 58. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How income, health, religion and lifestyle impact our happiness — and how that’s changed over the years," 2 Jan. 2021 The pandemic has introduced a ton of new vocab words into common discourse. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "What Is Coronalingus & Should You Be Having It?," 1 Oct. 2020 This single vocab shift will unlock creative potential faster than a bank robber can crack a bike lock. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "Change one word to boost creativity," 3 Oct. 2020 The star knows her fashion vocab, but design lingo might prove a little trickier. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Watch Camila Coelho Try to Pronounce These Difficult Design Words," 29 Apr. 2020 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

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First Known Use of vocab

1836, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jan 2021

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“Vocab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocab. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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