- a small portion or part.
- a small or petty sum.
Origin of driblet
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Examples from the Web for driblet
He opened it, and shared the driblet with a few of the old campaigners.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
I sha'n't care if they don't have a driblet of gravy at supper tonight.Hiram The Young Farmer
Burbank L. Todd
It was this slight overflow which supplied the driblet we had followed up from the cañon below.
“I thought you said there was a driblet of water running out at the crevice,”remarked Tom.
Driblet by driblet, and paying a price that fairly staggered him, he had managed to buy over four hundred tons.The Hallowell Partnership
Katharine Holland Brown
- a small quantity or amount, as of liquid
C17: from obsolete drib to fall bit by bit + -let
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Word Origin and History for driblet
1590s, diminutive of drib (n.).
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