MEANING: adjective: Avoiding direct confrontation; cautious; delaying.

ETYMOLOGY: After the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (c. 280-203 BCE), from his guerrilla tactics in not engaging the enemy directly. Instead, he chose the war of attrition, avoiding direct confrontation, disrupting the enemy’s supply lines, etc. For this, he also earned the nickname Cunctator Earliest documented use: 1598.

MABIAN - one who can see both sides to every argument, and is therefore chronically unable to makeup his mind

FA, BRIAN - No, Mr. Eno, the note before sol would really sound better there

FABIWAN - Ben Kenobi's younger brother. The force was weak in that one.