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drib

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noun
  1. a small or minute quantity; bit.

Origin of drib

First recorded in 1720–30; back formation from driblet
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Examples from the Web for drib

Historical Examples

  • Drib′bler; Drib′let, Drib′blet, a small drop: a small quantity.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

    Various


Word Origin and History for drib

n.

"drop," c.1730, Scottish, perhaps from dribble.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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