[fab-yuh-luh s] /ˈfæb yə ləs/
almost impossible to believe; incredible.
Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb:
a fabulous bargain; a fabulous new house.
told about in ; purely imaginary:
the fabulous exploits of Hercules.
known about only through myths or legends.
almost unbelievable; astounding; legendary: fabulous wealth
(informal) extremely good: a fabulous time at the party
of, relating to, or based upon fable: a fabulous beast
early 15c., “mythical, legendary,” from Latin fabulosus “celebrated in fable; rich in myths,” from fabula (see fable (n.)).
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 boys and girls use for a time to express high commendation and then get tired of, such as, to go no farther back than the present century, topping, spiffing, ripping, wizard, super, posh, smashing. [Gower’s 1965 revision of Fowler’s “Modern English Usage”]
[fab-yuh-list] /ˈfæb yə lɪst/ noun 1. a person who invents or relates . 2. a liar. /ˈfæbjʊlɪst/ noun 1. a person who invents or recounts fables 2. a person who lies or falsifies n. 1590s, from French fabuliste, from Latin fabula (see fable (n.)).
- Faciodigitogenital dysplasia
faciodigitogenital dysplasia fa·ci·o·dig·i·to·gen·i·tal dysplasia (fā’shē-ō-dĭj’ĭ-tō-jěn’ĭ-tl) n. An inherited syndrome characterized by an exaggerated width between the eyes, anteverted nostrils, broad upper lip, saddle-bag scrotum, and lax ligaments resulting in hyperextension of the knee, flat feet, and hyperextensible fingers. Also called Aarskog-Scott syndrome.
facioplasty fa·ci·o·plas·ty (fā’shē-ə-plās’tē) n. Reparative or reconstructive surgery of the face.
[nah-too-rah nohn fah-kit sahl-too m; English nuh-too r-uh non fey-sit sal-tuh m, -tyoo r-] /nɑˈtu rɑ noʊn ˈfɑ kɪt ˈsɑl tʊm; English nəˈtʊər ə nɒn ˈfeɪ sɪt ˈsæl təm, -ˈtyʊər-/ Latin. 1. nature makes no leap.