(noun, verb)


1. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

- he warned me with a jab with his finger

Similar word(s): jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting

Definition categories: act, gesture

2. a quick short straight punch

Definition categories: act, biff, clout, lick, poke, punch, slug

3. the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

Similar word(s): dig

Definition categories: act, touch, touching

Sentences with jab as a noun:

- Our dog was exposed to rabies, so the whole family went to a clinic to get our jabs.


1. poke or thrust abruptly

- he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Similar word(s): dig, poke, prod, stab

Definition categories: contact, thrust

2. strike or punch with quick and short blows

Definition categories: contact, strike

3. stab or pierce

- he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife

Similar word(s): stab

Definition categories: contact, thrust