fabulous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰeh₂-

From French fabuleux or Latin fābulōsus ‎(celebrated in fable).

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fabulous ‎(comparative more fabulous, superlative most fabulous)

  1. Of or relating to fable, myth or legend.
  2. Characteristic of fables; marvelous, extraordinary, incredible.
  3. Fictional or not believable; made up.
  4. (obsolete) Known for telling fables or falsehoods; unreliable.
  5. (slang) Very good; outstanding, wonderful.
  6. (slang or euphemistic) Gay or pertaining to gay people.
  7. (slang) Camp, effeminate.
  8. (slang) Fashionable, glamorous

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:fabulous.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the sense of wonderful, the word may become associated with gay men. This may be the direct result of its former usage among valley girls.

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