an open order of items to be paid for in total later, such as drinks ordered from a bar.
short for "tabulation".
a pint of guiness for me, a smirnoff ice for the lady...and shots of jack for everyone!

on my tab please...!
by ColdOne February 02, 2005
1. A 'tab' (small square) of paper soaked in LSD acid.
2. A hard, long-distance march done with kit. Common in the Army and especially British SAS.
3. The place in Australia to bet. Totaliser Agency Board (TAB). Similar to Off Track Betting (OTB), but handle's sports betting aswell.
1. "You got any tab's left."
2. "We've still got a longtime left on this tab."
3. "Let's go to the TAB and lay down a few bets."
by Diego July 29, 2003
Lortab, Vicodin, or any other similar shaped Hydrocodone pain killer.
"How much for those 3 tabs?"
by Mick Lee July 20, 2003
A name for Ecstacy (MDMA)
Yo bro you got any tabs for sale?
by Clifto March 25, 2004
Oxford slang for students of Cambridge University. From 'Cantab.' (short for Cantabrigium).
1) Shoe the filthy tab!
2) (To the tune of 'She'll be Coming Round the Mountain) "I would rather be a leper than a tab... (etc)"
by Champers May 03, 2005
kept notes and special attention to what a perhaps significant someone is doing at all times.
"that girl is so damn protective and paranoid, always keepin tabs on her boy n his crew."
by booty January 20, 2004
(British, Northern)

a cigarette
give us a tab will ya.
by pantsonhead December 23, 2002
1) In younger teenage crowds, usually schools, tab is synonymous with pop tab. These are collected, used as jewelry, or exchanged for kisses/sexual favors (depends on the individuals involved). If you want to give a tab to someone without the implicit stigma, the tab is dropped to be retrieved by the individual recieving it.
2) A canned beverage produced by the same company that makes Coca Cola; the origonal Diet Coke. Tab was popular in the 80's, but has faded to obscurity.
3) A key on the keyboard of a computer that can, depending on the program; indent paragraphs evenly, move the curser from one interactive object on a website to the next, and switch browser windows. Also an ASCII character made by pressing the button of the same name to indent a text. Short for Tabulation.
4) British slang for a cigarette.
5) Slang for various forms of illegal drugs, predominantly ecstacy and marijuana. Short for tablet.
6) Abbreviation of tabulature. Used to read and write music for guitars and bass.
7) Slang used to refer to Cambridge University students by those of Oxford University. Short for "Universitas Cantabrium"
8) British Military abbreviation of "Tactical Advance to Battle", referring to a march or hike.
9) A bill in a restaurant. Short for Tabulation.
10) A projection, flap, or short strip attached to an object to facilitate opening, assembly, handling, or identification.
1) "Here, Tommy. Want a tab?" Tommy: *kiss*
2) "Hey, I saw some Tab over at the store. They had three cans left."
3) To make a series of numbered questions line up vertically, just put a tab before each question until they aline.
4) "Hey, Buddy, you got a light for my tab?"
by Juandfr June 29, 2006

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