fabulous

fabulous

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of fabulous in English

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fābulōsus (celebrated in fable).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæbjʊləs/

Adjective

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

Usage notes

  • 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.

Quotations

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Synonyms

  • Thesaurus:excellent
  • Thesaurus:gay

Derived terms

Related terms

  • fable

Translations

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