shab

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English shabbe, schabbe, from Old English sċeabb. See scab.

Noun[edit]

shab (plural shabs)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) scabies
  2. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) A scab.

Verb[edit]

shab (third-person singular simple present shabs, present participle shabbing, simple past and past participle shabbed)

  1. (obsolete) To scratch; to rub.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See scab.

Verb[edit]

shab (third-person singular simple present shabs, present participle shabbing, simple past and past participle shabbed)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) To play mean tricks; to act shabbily.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for shab in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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