Etymology
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vibe (n.)

1940, short for vibraphone; attested from 1967 as an abbreviated form of vibration in the 1960s slang sense of "instinctive feeling." Related: Vibes.

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Definitions of vibe

vibe (n.)
a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively;
it gave me a nostalgic vibe
Synonyms: vibration
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