Definitions for proverbialprəˈvɜr bi əl
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of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb
"he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the proverbial grasshopper"
widely known and spoken of
"her proverbial lateness"; "the proverbial absentminded professor"; "your proverbial dizzy blonde"
Used to replace a word that might be considered unacceptable in a particular situation, when using a well known phrase.
I think we should be prepared in case the proverbial hits the fan.
The groin or the testicles.
Of, resembling, or expressed as a proverb, clichu00E9, fable, or fairy tale.
Widely known; famous; stereotypical.
I grew up in a prefab house on Main Street in 1950s suburbia, the second and last child of a proverbial nuclear family.
mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial
of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb
Origin: [L. proverbialis: cf. F. proverbial.]
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