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If you're going to take a jab at someone, you should at least have a bit more of a personal relationship with them. I feel like you can be funny and clever, as opposed to just outright vile.
Harland Williams

Meaning of "jab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JAB

Originally Scottish variant of job.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF JAB

jab  [dʒæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jab is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb jab in English.

WHAT DOES JAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

jab

Jab

A jab is a type of punch used in the martial arts. Several variations of the jab exist, but every jab shares these characteristics: while in a fighting stance, the lead fist is thrown straight ahead and the arm is fully extended. It is an overhand punch; at the moment of impact, the pronated fist is generally held in a horizontal orientation with the palm facing the ground.

Definition of jab in the English dictionary

The first definition of jab in the dictionary is to poke or thrust sharply. Other definition of jab is to strike with a quick short blow or blows. Jab is also a sharp poke or stab.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO JAB

PRESENT

Present
I jab
you jab
he/she/it jabs
we jab
you jab
they jab
Present continuous
I am jabbing
you are jabbing
he/she/it is jabbing
we are jabbing
you are jabbing
they are jabbing
Present perfect
I have jabbed
you have jabbed
he/she/it has jabbed
we have jabbed
you have jabbed
they have jabbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been jabbing
you have been jabbing
he/she/it has been jabbing
we have been jabbing
you have been jabbing
they have been jabbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I jabbed
you jabbed
he/she/it jabbed
we jabbed
you jabbed
they jabbed
Past continuous
I was jabbing
you were jabbing
he/she/it was jabbing
we were jabbing
you were jabbing
they were jabbing
Past perfect
I had jabbed
you had jabbed
he/she/it had jabbed
we had jabbed
you had jabbed
they had jabbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been jabbing
you had been jabbing
he/she/it had been jabbing
we had been jabbing
you had been jabbing
they had been jabbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will jab
you will jab
he/she/it will jab
we will jab
you will jab
they will jab
Future continuous
I will be jabbing
you will be jabbing
he/she/it will be jabbing
we will be jabbing
you will be jabbing
they will be jabbing
Future perfect
I will have jabbed
you will have jabbed
he/she/it will have jabbed
we will have jabbed
you will have jabbed
they will have jabbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been jabbing
you will have been jabbing
he/she/it will have been jabbing
we will have been jabbing
you will have been jabbing
they will have been jabbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would jab
you would jab
he/she/it would jab
we would jab
you would jab
they would jab
Conditional continuous
I would be jabbing
you would be jabbing
he/she/it would be jabbing
we would be jabbing
you would be jabbing
they would be jabbing
Conditional perfect
I would have jab
you would have jab
he/she/it would have jab
we would have jab
you would have jab
they would have jab
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been jabbing
you would have been jabbing
he/she/it would have been jabbing
we would have been jabbing
you would have been jabbing
they would have been jabbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you jab
we let´s jab
you jab
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to jab
Past participle
jabbed
Present Participle
jabbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JAB


hijab
hɪˈdʒæb
Rajab
rəˈdʒæb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JAB

jaap
Jabal ar Rahm
Jabalpur
jabbed
jabber
jabberer
jabbering
jabberingly
jabberwock
jabberwockies
jabberwocky
jabbing
jabbingly
jabble
jabers
Jabir ibn Hayyan
jabiru
jaborandi
jabot
jaboticaba

WORDS THAT END LIKE JAB

Arab
Bab
cab
crab
dab
fab
gab
grab
jilbab
kab
kebab
lab
Mab
nab
Punjab
rehab
sab
slab
stab
tab

Synonyms and antonyms of jab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «JAB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «jab» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of jab
dig · injection · inoculation · jag · lunge · nudge · poke · prod · punch · shot · stab · tap · thrust · vaccination · vaccine

Translation of «jab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JAB

Find out the translation of jab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of jab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «jab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刺戳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pinchazo
570 millions of speakers

English

jab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रहार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَخْزَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прививка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

injeção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খোঁচা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

piqûre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stoß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

突き
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재빠른 일격
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mũi tiêm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जेव्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vaccinazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szczepienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щеплення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

injecție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τσίμπημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

steek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spruta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JAB»

The term «jab» is very widely used and occupies the 18.524 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JAB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «jab» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «jab» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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6 QUOTES WITH «JAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word jab.
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Gerry Cooney
I was a left hooker, and I loved hooking. I also really liked to jab and mix it up right away.
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Charles S. Dutton
Juan Hernandez was an actor out of New York, but what made Juan so great and what made Omar so great was that they both already knew how to box, so we didn't have to take them into a gym and teach them how to throw a left jab.
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Kris Kristofferson
I boxed in Golden Gloves at Oxford and still know how to throw a straight left jab.
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Siegfried Sassoon
Man, it seemed, had been created to jab the life out of Germans.
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Billy Joe Saunders
My trainer Jimmy Tibbs and my promoter Frank Warren told me that I had to be patient and get the jab going.
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Harland Williams
If you're going to take a jab at someone, you should at least have a bit more of a personal relationship with them. I feel like you can be funny and clever, as opposed to just outright vile.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JAB»

Discover the use of jab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy ...
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook is a blueprint to social media marketing strategies that really work.
Gary Vaynerchuk, 2013
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Jab
Halliday has whacked Death and Mutabilitie before, but this time . . . this time he whacks them again. After this Jab, the world will never be the same. Or at least, a few hundred conversations, here and there, will be somewhat affected.
Mark Halliday, 2010
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Fitness Instructor Training Guide
Table 8.3 Sample Punch Combinations Sample Punch Combinations Jab; Straight — Left jab, right straight (or cross); right jab, left straight (add an upper or lower cross punch) Jab; Straight; Hook — Left jab, right straight, left hook; right jab, left ...
Cheryl L. Hyde, 2002
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Black Belt
I he jab is one of the most effective punches in both boxing and kickboxing. A jab that connects with speed, power and accuracy can determine the outcome of a fight. This was evident in the recent Buster Douglas-Mike Tyson fight, when ...
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Soap, Soap, Soap / Jab¢n, Jab¢n, Jab¢n:
Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Words and Pictures by ~ Palabras y dibujos por Elizabeth O. Dulemba Elizabeth O. Dulemba For Stan (always), Olivia and Hughlito. Front Cover.
Elizabeth O. Dulemba, 2012
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Meta of Gaindara; an Australian poetical romance. By J. A. B.
m a guardian finefiml @nmarm. BY J. A. B. ~IL “A THING or mm“ 15 A .10! FOR EVER." John Keats. MELBOURNE : CLARSON, MASSINA, & CO. SYDNEY: GIBBS, SHALLARD, & CO. 1868. The right of reproduction and translation is rue' rved.
J. A. B., 1868
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History of the Graeco-latin Fable: Inventory and ...
Jab. .1 Opusc. fab. .2 Opusc. fab. .4 Opusc. fab. .5 Opusc. fab. .6 Opusc. fab. .7 Opusc. fab. .8 Opusc. fab. .9 Opusc. fab. .10 Opusc. fab. .11 Opusc. fab. .12 Opusc. fab. .13 Opusc. fab. .14 Opusc. fab. .15 Opusc. fab. .16 Opusc. fab. .17 Opusc.
Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, G. J. Van Dijk, 2003
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Carnival: Culture in Action : the Trinidad Experience
Blue Devils may be classified as a local variant of the historical character-type of the Jab Molassi (Molasses Devil).1 It must be borne in mind, however, that many Blue Devil players, past and present, consider the Jab Molassi "somethin" ...
Milla Cozart Riggio, 2004
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Where to Now?: Short Stories from Zimbabwe
... and lie on your back on the mat, legs spread apart, feet touching the floor. Jab jab jab jabjab jab jab jab jabjab jabjab jab jabjab jab jab jabjabjab jab jabjabjabjabjabjabjab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jab jabjab. .. Sunset.
Jane Morris, 2011
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Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago: On ...
(1990) jab-jab jab-jab, jabjab, diable-diable 1 n A traditional CARNIVAL DEVIL MAS in which the player wears knee breeches, horns, and breastplate, carries a ( rope) whip, and cries “Jab jab, gie me a penny, pay the devil, jab jab”, ...
Lise Winer, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ronda Rousey Explains Floyd Mayweather Jab, UFC Fight Night 72 …
Ronda Rousey Explains Floyd Mayweather Jab, UFC Fight Night 72 Weigh Ins, TUF 1 Member Retires. By Sean Ross Sapp | July 17, 2015 ... «Wrestling Inc., Jul 15»
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Ronda Rousey Explains Jab Against Floyd Mayweather, Wants P4P …
Ronda Rousey Explains Jab Against Floyd Mayweather, Wants P4P King to Mature Like Mike Tyson. Share Tweet Email 0. NEXT 'High School ... «Latin Post, Jul 15»
3
Rick Perry Threw A Big Jab At Trump, Who Just Hit Back With 21 …
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry had an exchange of words online Thursday, setting the ... «Western Journalism, Jul 15»
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Jab We Met | PINKVILLA
Remember the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Paheli", the journey song "Hum jo chalne lage hai" from "Jab We Met" and the "Tharki chokro" track ... «PINKVILLA, Jul 15»
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Will 'Bahubali' Manage To Pull A 'Jab We Met'? - MissMalini
It is akin to what happened with Jab We Met when it was followed immediately by Om Shanti Om. However, the Imtiaz Ali directed film had ... «MissMalini, Jul 15»
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Modi's '56-inch' chest will shrink to '5.6 inch': Rahul's jab at PM
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the land acquisition bill on Friday, saying ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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AARP comes after Tiger Woods for 'retirement' jab
AARP comes after Tiger Woods for 'retirement' jab. Jay Busbee. By Jay Busbee July 16, 2015 3:51 PM Devil Ball Golf · · · · · Content preferences ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
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A New Satirical Ad Goes Viral With a Controversial Jab at White …
“Are you tired of systemic prejudice?” a new television commercial asks. The ad offers a solution: White Squad, a “professional ... «TIME, Jul 15»
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Summa CEO takes jab at Walmart shoppers in discussing health …
Summa CEO takes jab at Walmart shoppers in discussing health system's new dress code. By Cheryl Powell Beacon Journal medical writer. «Akron Beacon Journal, Jul 15»
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Millions were given the swine flue jab during the pandemic
Millions were given the swine flue jab during the pandemic. Millions were given the swine flue jab during the pandemic in 2009/10. Here are ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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