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Pronunciation /lib/ /lɪb/

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noun

  • 1US informal, derogatory A supporter of policies that are socially progressive and promote social welfare; a liberal.

    • ‘I'm an American who feels that the libs are destroying this country’
  • 2

    (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’

adjective

attributive
  • 1US informal, derogatory Favoring policies that are socially progressive and promote social welfare; liberal.

    • ‘lib activists are trying to harass small business’
    • ‘a lib blog’
  • 2

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

    • ‘a senior Lib politician’

Origin

Late 19th century abbreviation of liberal.

Main definitions of lib in English

: lib1lib2

lib2

Pronunciation /lib/ /lɪb/

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noun

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

    • ‘I'm all for women's lib’

Origin

1970s abbreviation of liberation.