from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Soft fatty body tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Soft, loose flesh on a person's body; fat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Loose or flaccid body fat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the cap of any large mushroom. Also flap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. loose or flaccid body fat


Back-formation from flabby.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from flabby. (Wiktionary)



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  • ... Like
    a bloodhound's eyes,
    flab droops.

    - Peter Reading, Travelogue, from Nothing for Anyone, 1977

    June 26, 2008