Aba



a coarse, felted fabric woven of camel’s or goat’s hair.
a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs.
a town in SE Nigeria.
Amateur Boxing Association.
American Badminton Association.
American Bankers Association.
American Bar Association.
American Basketball Association.
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American Booksellers Association.
Associate in Business Administration.
Contemporary Examples

But this is a basketball tournament—and Costas has called a lot of games in the NBA and aba.
Celebrity March Madness 2012: How to Pick NCAA Tournament Winners Michael Solomon March 19, 2012

In the 1990s, the same aba filed suit against Barnes & Noble and Borders for similar practices.
Amazon Is NOT the Vladimir Putin of the Publishing World Nick Gillespie June 4, 2014

The aba declined to comment on its PAC giving for this story.
Tea Party Donors Push Back Patricia Murphy October 15, 2013

The aba noted that the Purdue research was technically published as an opinion piece, not a scientific study.
There Are Dangers in Drinking Diet Soda Eliza Shapiro July 12, 2013

But if Keating is frustrated with Congress, in some ways he is just getting the government the aba has paid for.
Tea Party Donors Push Back Patricia Murphy October 15, 2013

Historical Examples

This story was followed by another, of a young devil that became a religious of the famous monastery of aba Gatima.
A Voyage to Abyssinia Jerome Lobo

The rime scheme of all the tercets is aba, of the conclusion abaa.
English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

Or perhaps ga-ba-ntu (afterwards a-ba-, aba-); the form gabantu is actually met with in Zulu-Kaffir: also gumuntu.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

A Theban noble of this period named aba was buried at Thebes.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery L.W. King and H.R. Hall

aba, king of Hungary, defeated by his own subjects and killed in battle.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

noun
a type of cloth from Syria, made of goat hair or camel hair
a sleeveless outer garment of such cloth
abbreviation
(in Britain) Amateur Boxing Association
American Booksellers Association
abscisic acid
American Badminton Association
American Bankers Association
American Bar Association
American Basketball Association
American Booksellers Association

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