plural noun Informal.
- Informal. vibration(def 4).
- Often vibes. Slang. vibration(def 6).
- informal (esp in jazz) short for vibraphone
- slang short for vibrations
- slang a feeling or flavour of the kind specifieda 1970s vibe
1940, short for vibraphone; attested from 1967 as an abbreviated form of vibration in the 1960s slang sense of “instinctive feelings.”