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vibe (vyb) noun

1. Vibration.

2. An emotional feeling, aura, or atmosphere from someone or something.

[Short for vibration, from vibrate, from Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare (to move to and fro).]

"The Saxon sound system from London, England, kept the vibes flowing nicely." Rocking Reggae Shakes Germany; The Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica); June 18, 2003.

"To him (Robert Mirabal), Tokyo appears to be a big village inhabited by another tribe, and he finds its vibe quite different than that of his homeland." Miki Takashima; Traditional Musicians Strike a New, Innovative Beat; The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo, Japan); June 18, 2003.

This week's theme: slang/informal terms.


There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who believe themselves sinners; the sinners who believe themselves righteous. -Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)

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