One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A foolish or stupid person.‘no way such feebs could be of any help’
- ‘They got started, and I went over and smacked Ron one for being such a feeb.’
- ‘Actually going to that feeb for help was worse than surrendering to dad and admitting I was nothing.’
- ‘If you look at the camera or anywhere else, you'll look like a feeb.’
- ‘On screen, however, he's a bumbling, fumbling, stuttering feeb.’
- ‘I can't believe the feebs who are calling in to discuss the blackout.’
Early 20th century: from feebleminded.
1The FBI.‘if the Feebs need to know license plate information, they can call the issuing state’
- 1.1 A member of the FBI, especially an agent.‘they had always been friendly before Kathy became a Feeb’
- 1.1 A member of the FBI, especially an agent.
1970s: shortened from Feebie; perhaps also influenced by feeb.
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