Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of cabbage.
  • n. to be lazy or to be in a state of boredom.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But if he wishes to know whether the introduction of the sentence from Tacitus into a poetical tale should be called "cabbaging," the reply will properly be, No. The poet expected that the well-known figure, which he had thus thrown into verse, would be immediately recognised by every literary reader, and that the recognition would give pleasure.

    Notes and Queries, Number 28, May 11, 1850

  • It could just be that I'm spending too much time "cabbaging about" on the couch as the British would say.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • East, as in Southern Europe, is made to cut out the cloth in presence of its owner, to prevent “cabbaging.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We are told how in the beginning it came to pass that like cabbaging

    Finnegans Wake

  • Does not this look very much like what we call "cabbaging?"

    Notes and Queries, Number 24, April 13, 1850

  • And what a touching sight it is of a Saturday afternoon to see the poor, care-worn clergymen gathered together in that vast reading-room cabbaging sermons for Sunday.

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.

  • And what a touching sight it is of a Saturday afternoon to see the poor, careworn clergymen gathered together in that vast reading-room cabbaging sermons for Sunday!

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • And what a touching sight it is of a Saturday afternoon to see the poor, careworn clergymen gathered together in that vast reading -- room cabbaging sermons for Sunday.

    Mark Twain's Speeches

  • Go when you will, you find a gravel-train from Marseilles arriving to supply the deficiencies caused by memento-cabbaging vandals whose affections have miscarried.

    The Innocents Abroad

  • When you are telling people about your ideology, you are not necessarily swaying people but you are "cabbaging up" your mind.

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