OB

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See also: ob, ob., Ob, ÖB, ob-, and Ob.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

OB (countable and uncountable, plural OBs)

  1. (sports) Initialism of Olympic best.
    Coordinate terms: OR, PB, SB, WB
  2. (television, radio) Initialism of outside broadcast.
  3. Initialism of old boy. (male graduate; also a CB radio operator's term of address for a male)
  4. Abbreviation of obstetrician.
    • 1989, Contemporary Obstetrics-gynecology (volume 33, page 200)
      One woman in ten is at risk — yet one-third of all women over 50 have never had a mammo! By making Pap tests routine, OBs and GYNs have saved many lives.
  5. Abbreviation of obstetrics.
  6. Abbreviation of Old Babylonian.

Adjective[edit]

OB (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of obstetric.
  2. (golf) Initialism of out of bounds.
  3. Abbreviation of obligatory. (as in "ob. link" on Usenet) (see ObLink at c2.com; see also ob-)
  4. Abbreviation of Old Babylonian.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oːˈbeː/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

OB m (genitive OBs, plural OBs)

  1. Abbreviation of Oberbürgermeister.
  2. Abbreviation of Oberbefehlshaber.
  3. Abbreviation of Oberbootsmann.

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English OB (old boy).

Noun[edit]

O(オー)B(ビー) (ōbī

  1. male graduate
    Synonym: 卒業生

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