E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Zabian world of fashion. The world of fashion that worships the stars, or men and women of notoriety. A Zabian is a worshipper of the sun, moon, and stars. The Chaldees and ancient Persians were Zabians.
This is the new meteor, admired with so much devotion by the Zabian world of fashion.Belgravia, No. 1.