FAB

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See also: fab, Fab, and F.A.B.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson for the TV series Thunderbirds, from fab, clipping of fabulous. Popular backronyms include "full acknowledgement of broadcast" and "fully advised and briefed".

Interjection[edit]

FAB

  1. (radio telecommunications, humorous) used to acknowledge that a message has been received and understood
    • 1986, Márcio Souza, The order of the day: an unidentified flying opus
      "Okay, FAB. Over and out."
    • 2011, Norman Beech, The Atlantic Job - A Dad and a Lad, FilamentPublishing Ltd (ISBN 9781905493753), page 69
      It was great to report back to Mike and Jason on this knowing they were eager to hear that everything was operational. F.A.B. Virgil!
    • 2013, Andrez Bergen, Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?, John Hunt Publishing (ISBN 9781782792345)
      “Understood. F.A.B., sir.” Their pilot hung the microphone back on its hook.

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Portuguese[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

FAB

  1. Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force)