Main definitions of unsub in English

: unsub1unsub2

unsub1

verb

[NO OBJECT]informal
  • Unsubscribe.

    ‘a month will cost you just $25 and it's easy to unsub if you decide it isn't for you’
    • ‘In this way, Odeo's helpful tendrils reach out to the web and the edges blur between sites usefully, such that you can sub/unsub from podcasts in a truly distributed sense.’
    • ‘And you're right about an "anything goes" list not necessarily being "good" - I unsubbed from their list as I found it dull at the time.’
    • ‘It'd be fascinating to stop keeping up with all this: not update my sites, unsub from mailing lists, keep away from the web.’
    • ‘To avoid this problem, unsub using your old address, then resubscribe with your new email address.’
    • ‘But if you "complete" the game and will never play it again and unsub what's to lose?’
    • ‘Some are angry because they have to listen to the longer reviews (some are unsubbing).’
    • ‘Yes, you should not have to unsub from something you didn't ask to get in the first place - but here again we have no choice.’
    • ‘So, starting today, I'll be unsubbing from one feed a day for the rest of August.’
    • ‘I unsubbed last year after too many enclosures of piano recitals.’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

unsub

/ˈənˌsəb/

Main definitions of unsub in English

: unsub1unsub2

unsub2

noun

US
informal
  • (in police use) a person of unknown identity who is the subject of a criminal investigation.

    ‘putting together these insights will help police come up with a composite picture of the unsub’
    • ‘"So, if you're right, then we're looking at the same unsub for Pruitt and Stein," said Brown.’
    • ‘The FBI in its investigation concluded that “the bloody palm print located on the passenger door would have to have been left by the unsub.”’
    • ‘One of the things we began saying in some of our profiles was that the unsub—the unknown subject—would drive a policelike vehicle.’
    • ‘The FBI agents use their profiling and investigative skills to identify the unsub.’
    • ‘Unlike you, your unsub is wearing "gloves."’
    • ‘“The vic obviously let the unsub in. ”’
    • ‘The team travels the country on their private jet aiding local law enforcement in capturing unsubs (unknown subjects) by creating profiles of the sociopaths, psychopaths, deviants and other criminal elements.’
    • ‘Well, we're getting nowhere on this case on what little we have so I asked them to make a profile of our UNSUB.’
    • ‘"I was just giving our murderous unsub what he wants," said Kate.’
    • ‘I can't tell you how many thousands and thousands of man-hours went into pursuing every lead that came in on unsub number two.’
    • ‘I guess until we catch our unsub we've got nothing to compare them with.’

Origin

1970s: abbreviation of unknown subject or unidentified subject.

Pronunciation:

unsub

/ˈənˌsəb/