Definition of


  1. (adj, all) barely credible
  2. (adj, all) extremely pleasing
  3. (adj, all) based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    the fabulous unicorn

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Synonyms of Fabulous

fab, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological

Alternate forms of Fabulous

Derivations: fable

Origin of the word Fabulous

  1. early 15c., from L. fabulosus "celebrated in fable," from fabula (see fable). From "mythical," sense of "incredible" first recorded c.1600. Slang shortening fab first recorded 1957; popularized in reference to The Beatles, c.1963.
    "Fabulous (often contracted to fab(s)) and fantastic are also in that long list of words which b… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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