Dictionary.com

abba-dabba

[ ab-uh-dab-uh ]
/ ˌæb əˈdæb ə /
Save This Word!

noun Slang.
a person or thing of little importance.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON HAS VS. HAVE!
Do you have the grammar chops to know when to use “have” or “has”? Let’s find out with this quiz!
Question 1 of 7
My grandmother ________ a wall full of antique cuckoo clocks.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of abba-dabba

Perhaps taken from the nonsensical refrain of a popular song “Aba Daba Honeymoon” (1904)

Words nearby abba-dabba

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use abba-dabba in a sentence

FEEDBACK