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Fabulize

derivation; verb
To change the manner of a song, style of dress, manner of speech, or some other mode of social communication to render the object as more 'ghettofabulous,' where here 'ghettofabulous' as a positive connotation as related to hip hop culture; to fabulize a song may mean to remix it to a more up-beat, hip-hop style song.
 
Fabulize that new jazz single, and then you'll hear it on the radio.
Etymology : Fabulous comes from the 16th century Latin 'fabulosus' which over time extended its meaning from 'celebrated in fable' to mean 'mythological, incredible.' During the late 20th century 'fab' became common in popular culture as a clipping of fabulous meaning 'incredible, fascinating.'
Source : College students' conversation November 2008.
Last modified: 28 November 2008


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