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Meaning of "habdabs" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HABDABS

habdabs  [ˈhæbˌdæbz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HABDABS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Habdabs is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HABDABS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of habdabs in the English dictionary

The definition of habdabs in the dictionary is a highly nervous state.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HABDABS


abdabs
ˈæbˌdæbz
abs
æbz
crabs
kræbz
trabs
træbz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HABDABS

habanera
Habanero
habdalah
habeas corpus
Haber process
haberdasher
haberdasher´s
haberdasheries
haberdashery
haberdine
habergeon
Habermas
habilable
habilatory
habile
habiliment
habilitate
habilitation
habit
habit-forming

WORDS THAT END LIKE HABDABS

all thumbs
bs
catacombs
clubs
combs
crumbs
Cubs
Doubs
draw the crabs
dribs and drabs
Gibbs
Hobbs
Krebs
mobs
obs
Proverbs
scrubs
Stubbs
subs
up for grabs

Synonyms and antonyms of habdabs in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «habdabs» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HABDABS

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The translations of habdabs from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «habdabs» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

habdabs
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

habdabs
570 millions of speakers

English

habdabs
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

habdabs
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

habdabs
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

habdabs
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

habdabs
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

habdabs
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

habdabs
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Habdabs
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

habdabs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

habdabs
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

habdabs
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Habdabs
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

habdabs
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

habdabs
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हबडेब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

habdabs
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

habdabs
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

habdabs
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

habdabs
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

habdabs
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

habdabs
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

habdabs
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

habdabs
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

habdabs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of habdabs

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HABDABS»

The term «habdabs» is barely ever used and occupies the 207.950 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HABDABS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about habdabs

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HABDABS»

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Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques
Ginny: Yeswhen Mummytalks about themshecallsthem my Habdabs. Therapist: That is agoodname for them...mmm Habdabs. Canwe have a conversation abouthow these Habdabs take over your life? The conversation would thenbegintomap ...
Mark Rivett, Eddy Street, 2009
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
Cf. horse noun. habdabs noun Also abdabs. Great anxiety, the heebie-jeebies; esp. in phr. to give (someone) the screaming habdabs. 1946–. SPECTATOR Treasure Island gives pleasure and excitement to some and the screaming habdabs ...
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
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Chabers 21st Century Dictionary
1 9c: from Spanish danza habanera dance from Havana, habdabs /'habdabz/ and abdabs o plural noun, colloa {especially die screaming habdabs) a state of extreme nervousness. habeas corpus /'heibias 'koipas/ c> noun, law a writ requiring ...
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The Villages
"Drink?" "I had the screaming habdabs the first time it happened to me," I said. He raised his eyebrows. "Habdabs?" "Panic," I said in Polish. I walked over to the table and sat down. Nowak sat opposite me and unscrewed the cap of the bottle.
Dave Hutchinson, 2001
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Curious English Words and Phrases: The Truth Behind the ...
Screaming abdabs These started out as the 'habdabs', which was a slang term for the bits at the end of a meal. Things like dessert and maybe cheese or nuts – those were the habdabs. During the Second World War the military took up the ...
Max Cryer, 2012
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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition
hysteria 05mania,panic 06 frenzy, mother 07 habdabs, madness 08 delirium, neurosis 09 agitation, hysterics 15 fits of the mother hysterical03mad04rich06crazed, raving 07 berserk, frantic 08 demented, farcical, frenzied, in a panic, neurotic ...
Chambers,, 2012
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Why is Q Always Followed by U?: Word-Perfect Answers to the ...
A. To give someone the screaming ab-dabs (or abdabs or habdabs) is a British expression for inducing an attack of extreme anxiety or irritation in someone. It's a close relative of the heebiejeebies. The interiors have been preserved much as ...
Michael Quinion, 2009
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The Good Grammar Guide
(1) That woman gives me the screaming habdabs. (1) The running brook warbled prettily most of the time, but when in flood its singing changed to a roar. (2) 5 Beginning an eight-course meal is fine: it's finishing the damn thing* that bothers  ...
Richard Palmer, 2003
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The Chambers Dictionary
[Habana or Havana, in Cuba] habdabs hab'dab:, (colloq) npla state of extreme nervousness. — Also ab dabs — screaming habdabs (colloq) a bad case of this involving hysterical crying. [Origin uncertain] habeas corpus ha'bi-is kor'pas, n a ...
Allied Chambers, 1998
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Chambers concise dictionary
[18c] the screaming habdabs see under habdabs scree > n (screes) geol a sloping mass of rock debris at the base of cliffs or on the side of a mountain. [18c: from Norse skritha landslip] screech > n (screeches) a harsh, shrill and sudden cry, ...
Ian Brookes, 2004

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HABDABS»

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Fun in the slums: the shameless campaigning
No wonder Pope Francis was quietly indicating, behind his sweet smile, that he was on the brink of having an attack of the screaming habdabs. «Buenos Aires Herald, Mar 15»
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On snakes, fear, and blessing all God's creatures
They give me the creeps, the heebie-jeebies, the screaming habdabs. I don't want to feel that way about them. I don't think they're bad or evil. «STLtoday.com, Oct 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Habdabs [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/habdabs>. Jan 2021 ».
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