How Do You Spell NABS?

Pronunciation: [nˈabz] (IPA)

The word "nabs" is spelled with four letters and is pronounced as /næbz/ in IPA phonetic transcription. The 'n' is pronounced with the tip of the tongue touching the back of the upper front teeth, while the 'a' is pronounced with the mouth slightly open and the tongue in a central position. The 'b' is a voiced bilabial stop, pronounced by pressing the lips together and then releasing them, and the 's' is a voiceless alveolar fricative, produced by forcing air through a narrow slit between the tongue and the roof of the mouth.

NABS Meaning and Definition

  1. Nabs is a verb commonly used in informal speech and informal writing to refer to the action of capturing or seizing something or someone swiftly and skillfully. It often implies a quick or unexpected move in order to catch or obtain something desired or sought after.

    In a literal sense, the term "nabs" can be used to describe apprehending or catching someone in the act of wrongdoing, often by authorities or law enforcement officers. This can include capturing criminals, thieves, or individuals engaged in illegal activities.

    In a more figurative sense, "nabs" can also refer to obtaining or acquiring something desirable or valuable by acting quickly or cleverly. This can involve seizing an opportunity, winning a competition, or successfully obtaining an item or goal that is difficult to secure.

    The word "nabs" conveys a sense of speed, agility, and shrewdness in achieving the intended outcome. It suggests a level of adroitness or skill necessary to accomplish the task at hand. The term is typically used in casual or colloquial contexts, with a colloquial connotation of accomplishment or success in obtaining something or someone.

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Etymology of NABS

The word "nabs" originates from Middle English, specifically from the word "nappe", which meant "tablecloth" or "napkin". Over time, "nabs" evolved into a dialectal noun in northern England and Scotland, referring to a light snack or finger food. It eventually became more widely used to describe small, bite-sized treats commonly consumed between meals. The term "nabs" is particularly associated with the American South, where it is still used to refer to various types of packaged crackers, cookies, or snacks.

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Conjugate verb Nabs


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