other word formation type Metonymy; verb
It is exercises that work your abdominal muscles. It is exercises like crunches, sit ups, and stuff, so it works your abdominal muscles.
To get a six-pack, you must do 10 sets of 50 abs.
Etymology : It relates to the muscle group. While the word used to be a body part, it is now considered a type of exercise.
Source : I’ve been hearing it for a couple years now, most recently though, Coach: ‘Girls, go get a mat and do abs.’
Last modified: 4 December 2008