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ribi

noun; acronym
the conversion of the acronym in baseball for ‘run batted in’ into a word with that carries the same meaning. the term ‘run batted in’ was shortened to the acronym ‘rbi’, which was then turned into the word ‘ribi’ when the acronym was pronounced as a word and not as just letters.
 
The two run double bumps Bagwell’s total to 4 ribi’s on the day
Etymology : acronym
Source : Said by an announcer while I was watching an Astros baseball game.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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