- to fish by letting the bait bob lightly on the water.
Origin of dib
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Examples from the Web for dib
In his play he sometimes says to himself, dib acht (take care)!The Mind of the Child, Part II
"The dib is making a fuss about nothing, bad business," said Saint-Avit.Atlantida
Dibble, dib′l, n. a pointed tool used for making holes to put seed or plants in—also Dibb′er.
No day was wholly wasted if it left Dib Heglin nursing a bloody nose.
Dib, who knew how to add two and two, would know that the Mundees' harvest was ended.
- (intr) to fish by allowing the bait to bob and dip on the surface
C17: perhaps alteration of dab 1
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Word Origin and History for dib
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