fantabulosa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

UK late-1950s. Probably from fantabulous.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fantabulosa (comparative more fantabulosa, superlative most fantabulosa)

  1. (Polari) Wonderful
    • 2015, Howard, Alex, A Hard Woman to Kill (DCI Hanlon Series; 3):
      Next to her in the front seat her reluctant passenger grumbled. 'Well, this is all very nice. Fantabulosa I very much don't think.'
    • 2017 February 4, “Church 'regret' as trainees hold service in gay slang”, in BBC News[1]:
      Instead of the traditional "Glory be to the father, and to the son, and the Holy Spirit" the prayer offered was: "Fabeness be to the Auntie, and to the Homie Chavvie, and to the Fantabulosa Fairy".

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References[edit]

  • Baker, Paul (2003), “Appendix”, in Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men, Routledge, →ISBN, page 174