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fabuloso

adjective; derivation
This word means, as you can probably guess, fabulous or great. Fabuloso seemed to be made by creatively adding and clipping the word in order to make a new pronunciation that creates sound similarity between the vowels in the word, making the pronunciation Fab-u-lo-so with the “u” and both “o’s” having long vowel sounds. This is also one of those words that is mainly used in informal conversations.
 
The first time I heard someone say fabuloso was from a friend, G.F. I asked her how she was doing, and she responded by saying, "Fabuloso!"
Etymology : The word is derived from the word fabulous and even has the same meaning. It’s just that the spelling and pronunciation is different from the word in which it was derived from. The word fabulous seemed to have the second u clipped and had an o added on at the end in order to come up with a word having aslightly different spelling and pronounciation to replace the common word fabulous. At first, I thought maybe fabuloso was just how they said “fabulous” in French or Italian, but this turned out to not be the case. The spelling and pronunciation was slightly changed in order to make a different word for the word fabuluous which originated from the Latin word fabula
Source : G.F.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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