џабе

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Macedonian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

џабе (džabe)

  1. (colloquial) in vain, for free

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish جبا (caba).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʒâbeː/
  • Hyphenation: џа‧бе

Adverb[edit]

џа̏бе̄ (Latin spelling džȁbē)

  1. (regional) for free
  2. (regional) very cheap
  3. (regional) futile

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Serbo-Croatian slang contains various variations of this word, such as џ, џаб-џабе оr џабалеску. It is used in proverbs such as што је џабе и богу је мило or за џабе нема ни код бабе and phrases such as џабе сте кречили.