Main definitions of ABC in English

: ABC1ABC2ABC3

ABC1

Pronunciation /ˌāˌbēˈsē/ /ˌeɪˌbiˈsi/

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noun

  • 1

    (North American ABCs)
    The alphabet.

    • ‘it's a great way for kids to learn their ABCs’
    ABC, letters
    1. 1.1An alphabetical guide.
      • ‘an ABC of Civil War battlefields’
  • 2

    (North American ABCs)
    The rudiments of a subject.

    • ‘the ABCs of emergency heart-lung resuscitation’
    basic principles, basics, fundamentals, elements, essentials, first principles

Phrases

    as easy as ABC
    • Extremely easy or straightforward.

      ‘economics can be as simple as ABC’
      • ‘To them, preventing HIV infection is as simple as ABC - A for Abstinence, B for Being faithful and C for Condoms.’
      • ‘The dazzler was John, for whom kindness and consideration towards his customers in the restaurant is as easy as ABC.’
      • ‘‘If life was as simple as ABC or 123, there wouldn't be that frown on your face,’ an unfamiliar voice sounded behind her.’
      • ‘Signals are as easy as ABC for the trader with the right tools and know-how.’
      • ‘The campaign won't be as easy as ABC for the youngsters, but he is determined to put them at their ease.’
      • ‘With our new guide, CPU overclocking will be as easy as ABC!’
      • ‘Being a woman and staying healthy is not, it turns out, as easy as ABC.’
      • ‘The website makes comparing and switching as easy as ABC.’
      • ‘She says teaching children to read is as easy as ABC.’
      • ‘The pop quiz was as simple as ABC.’

Main definitions of ABC in English

: ABC1ABC2ABC3

ABC2

Pronunciation /ˌāˌbēˈsē/ /ˌeɪˌbiˈsi/

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abbreviation

  • American Broadcasting Company.

Main definitions of ABC in English

: ABC1ABC2ABC3

ABC3

Pronunciation /ˌāˌbēˈsē/ /ˌeɪˌbiˈsi/

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noun

informal US
  • An American-born person of Chinese descent.

    • ‘like many ABCs, his identity is a tapestry’
    • ‘I'm a little surprised when an ABC has bad grammar.’
    • ‘If it has taught us one central lesson, it may well be that the world known as Chinese America is populated with all of us - women, men, FOBs, and ABCs - and together we can better achieve our vision for tomorrow.’
    • ‘Though some ABCs want to be recognized as "real Chinese," I don't.’

adjective

informal US
  • Relating to or denoting American-born people of Chinese descent.

    • ‘some ABC parents send their children to Chinese language schools’
    • ‘I have an ABC friend who speaks much worse Chinese than me, but nobody pushes her to switch to English when they talk with her.’
    • ‘David said he was ABC, American Born Chinese.’

Origin

1970s from the initial letters of American-born Chinese.

Pronunciation

ABC

/ˌāˌbēˈsē/ /ˌeɪˌbiˈsi/