jab

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jab (plural jabs)

  1. A quick stab or blow; a poking or thrusting motion.
  2. (boxing) A short straight punch.
    • 2011 December 18, Ben Dirs, “Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      American Ward was too quick and too slick for his British rival, landing at will with razor sharp jabs and hooks and even bullying Froch at times.
  3. (Britain) A medical injection.
    Our dog was exposed to rabies, so the whole family went to a clinic to get our jabs.
  4. (Britain) A vaccination, whether or not delivered via conventional injection.
    • 2017 June 28, Michelle Roberts, “Painless flu jab patch for people scared of injections”, in BBC News[2]:
      A 'painless' sticking plaster flu jab that delivers vaccine into the skin has passed important safety tests in the first trial in people.
  5. (US, figuratively) A verbal annoyance.

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Verb[edit]

jab (third-person singular simple present jabs, present participle jabbing, simple past and past participle jabbed)

  1. To poke or thrust abruptly, or to make such a motion.
  2. To deliver a quick punch.
  3. (slang, Britain) To give someone an injection

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English job.

Noun[edit]

jab m (genitive singular jab, nominative plural jabanna)

  1. job, piece of work
  2. post, employment

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • jabaire m ((cattle-)jobber)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English jab.

Noun[edit]

jab m (invariable)

  1. jab (boxing punch)

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

jab

  1. rafsi of janbe.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jab m (plural jabs)

  1. (boxing) jab