a male given name, form of .
Abraham (“Abe”) 1860–1951, U.S. novelist and journalist, born in Russia.
Abbey (Anna Marie Gaby Wooldridge; Aminata Moseka) born 1930, U.S. jazz singer, activist, and actress.
Abraham (“Abe”; “Honest Abe”) 1809–65, 16th president of the U.S. 1861–65.
Benjamin, 1733–1810, American Revolutionary general.
Mary Todd, 1818–82, U.S. First Lady 1861–65 (wife of Abraham Lincoln).
a city in and the capital of Nebraska, in the SE part.
a city in , in E central England.
a town in N Rhode Island.
a city in central Illinois.
a town in S Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,286 feet (4357 meters).
one of an English breed of large mutton sheep noted for their heavy fleece of coarse, long wool.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

It started with what the Republicans did to Abe Fortas in the 1960s.
Robert Bork Michael Tomasky December 18, 2012

At an underground party, Joyce introduced Peggy to her friend Abe Drexler (Charlie Hofheimer), a beatnik journalist.
‘Mad Men’ Premiere: Before Season 5, Let’s Remember Season 4 Jace Lacob March 21, 2012

Abe Rosenthal gave me the biggest gift I ever received well before this big birthday of mine.
A.M. Rosenthal, the Man I Remember in May Pranay Gupte May 24, 2013

Tiger Woods and John Edwards have begotten Abe Vigoda and Betty White.
Super Bowl Ads Play It Safe James P. Othmer February 7, 2010

Even Abe Foxman has backed away from anti-Semitism allegations.
Elliott Abrams’s Truth Problem Ali Gharib January 8, 2013

Historical Examples

Abe might make somethin’; there’s somethin’ in him, if larnin’ don’t spile him.
In The Boyhood of Lincoln Hezekiah Butterworth

What do you suppose one-legged men’re going to do in the resurrection, hey, Abe?
Hetty’s Strange History Anonymous

After Abe had reached the estate of manhood, she was still in her ‘teens.
Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1 (of 2) William H. Herndon

Abe Storms was not deceived for a moment by this transparent story.
Adrift on the Pacific Edward S. Ellis

“You should tell your troubles to a doctor,” Abe said, rising from the table.
Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass

a city in E central England, administrative centre of Lincolnshire: an important ecclesiastical and commercial centre in the Middle Ages; Roman ruins, a castle (founded by William the Conqueror) and a famous cathedral (begun in 1086). Pop: 85 963 (2001) Latin name Lindum (ˈlɪndəm)
a city in SE Nebraska: state capital; University of Nebraska (1869). Pop: 235 594 (2003 est)
short for Lincolnshire
a breed of long-woolled sheep, originally from Lincolnshire
Abraham. 1809–65, US Republican statesman; 16th president of the US. His fame rests on his success in saving the Union in the Civil War (1861–65) and on his emancipation of slaves (1863); assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

English city, county town of Lincolnshire, Old English Lindcylene, from Latin Lindum Colonia from a Latinized form of British *lindo “pool, lake” (corresponding to Welsh llyn). Originally a station for retired IX Legion veterans. Lincoln green as a type of dyed cloth fabric made there is from c.1500. In reference to U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Lincolnesque is from 1894 (earlierst reference is to the beard); Lincolniana is from (1862).

noun phrase

A five-dollar bill

[Jive talk 1930s+ & rock and roll 1950s+; fr Lincoln’s portrait on the bill, perhaps a shortening and repronouncing of ”cabbage”]
Lehigh Valley International Airport (Allentown, PA)


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