Main meanings of lib in English

: lib1lib2

lib1

Pronunciation /lɪb/

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noun

  • 1

    (also Lib)
    informal A supporter or member of a Liberal Party, especially (in Australia) the Liberal Party of Australia.

    • ‘they can only overturn the carbon tax if Labor votes with the Libs in both houses of Parliament’
  • 2US informal, mainly derogatory A supporter of policies that are socially progressive and promote social welfare.

adjective

attributive
  • 1

    (also Lib)
    informal Relating to a Liberal Party, especially (in Australia) the Liberal Party of Australia.

    • ‘a senior Lib politician’
  • 2US informal, mainly derogatory Favouring policies that are socially progressive and promote social welfare.

    • ‘a lib blog’

Origin

Late 19th century abbreviation of liberal.

Main meanings of lib in English

: lib1lib2

lib2

Pronunciation /lɪb/

Translate lib into Spanish

noun

mass noun informal
  • (in the names of political movements) liberation.

    • ‘I'm all for women's lib’

Origin

1970s abbreviation of liberation.