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Webster 1913 Edition


Jab

Jab

(jăb)
,
Verb.
T.
[Cf.
Job
.]
To thrust; to stab; to punch. See
Job
,
Verb.
T.
[Scot. & Colloq. U. S.]

Jab

,
Noun.
A thrust or stab.
[Scot. & Colloq. U. S.]

Definition 2021


jab

jab

English

Noun

jab (plural jabs)

  1. A quick stab or blow.
  2. (boxing) A short straight punch.
    • 2011 December 18, Ben Dirs, “Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward”, in BBC Sport:
      American Ward was too quick and too slick for his British rival, landing at will with razor sharp jabs and hooks and even bullying Froch at times.
  3. (Britain) A medical injection.
    Our dog was exposed to rabies, so the whole family went to a clinic to get our jabs.
  4. (US, figuratively) A verbal annoyance.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

jab (third-person singular simple present jabs, present participle jabbing, simple past and past participle jabbed)

  1. To poke or thrust abruptly, or to make such a motion.
  2. To deliver a quick punch.
  3. (slang, Britain) To give someone an injection

Translations


Irish

Etymology

Borrowing from English job.

Noun

jab m (genitive singular jab, nominative plural jabanna)

  1. job, piece of work
  2. post, employment

Declension

Derived terms

  • jabaire m ((cattle-)jobber)

References


Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English jab.

Noun

jab m (invariable)

  1. jab (boxing punch)

Lojban

Rafsi

jab

  1. rafsi of janbe.

Spanish

Noun

jab m (plural jabs)

  1. (boxing) jab