jabbing jabbing  /ˈdʒæ bɪŋ/


  1. (n) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
  2. (n) a quick short straight punch
  3. (n) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
  4. (v) poke or thrust abruptly
  5. (v) strike or punch with quick and short blows
  6. (v) stab or pierce
  7. (n) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

Derived Word(s)


  1. Any rite of passage that involves jabbing needles into small children is bound to worry more than a few parents.
  2. Hubert warmed up with a long tribute to the President, then hit his stride as he began a rhythmic jabbing and chopping at Barry Goldwater.
  3. Pig sticks, used for jabbing at pigs to encourage them toward the pen.


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    Zandy MangoldBarista Mike Breach has New Yorkers abuzz with his latte art. Mike Breach is bent over a latte, furrowing his brow in concentration. With a tootpick, he’s jabbing away at the foamy surface, taking care in shaping a part of the drink most people chug right through. Before...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "He explained that it was in the context of the sarcasm and the jabbing that goes on in the clubhouse. I took it as something serious, and it wasn't," Thorne said.
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Gary Thorne Source: KUTV

  2. "There was no doubt in my mind that I won this fight," Caballero said. "I was connecting with the better punches and jabbing him at will. I am happy with my performance but I know I could have done better. It's hard to look good against a guy...
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Celestino Caballero Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "I don't think students and communities should suffer because Gov. Pawlenty can't take some jabbing," Rukavina said.
    on May 18, 2008 By: Tom Rukavina Source: In-Forum

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