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1530s, typical name for an English woman of the lower class, hence "girl, lass, sweetheart," sometimes also "strumpet," from the pet form of Isabel. Often paired with Tom, as Jill was with Jack.

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  • The boys will care for this raree-show more than thou or I, tib!

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Smith at tib I v 70 gives numerous instances of both images.

  • tib was a puppy that had been given to Jamie by one of his new acquaintances.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Then he ran forward, with tib dancing and yelping round him.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Sap her a top o reeb and a tib of occabot, is only, Hi, boy!

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • The political disturbance of the times between the tribunate of tib.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
  • "tib" did an unusual thing as she heard the familiar "whoa" outside the door.

    The Old Market-Cart Mrs. F. B. Smith
  • Commencement of the disturbances under the tribunate of tib.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • You shall not live in my net, but tib—for, yes, I do know tib.

    Henry VIII And His Court Louise Muhlbach
  • The Icelandic was, then, ultimately derived either from tib.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers

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