verb (used with object), ad-libbed, ad-lib·bing.
verb (used without object), ad-libbed, ad-lib·bing.
Origin of ad-lib
Definition for ad-lib (2 of 3)
Origin of ad lib
Definition for ad-lib (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for ad-lib
They told me to forget the script because I was going to have to ad-lib everything.Charlie Brotman, Announcer of Presidential Inaugurals Since Truman’s|Sandra McElwaine|January 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for ad-lib
verb -libs, -libbing or -libbed
adjective (ad lib when predicative)
adverb ad lib
Word Origin for ad-lib
Word Origin and History for ad-lib
1811, shortened from Latin ad libitum "at one's pleasure, as much as one likes" (c.1600), from libere "to please" (see libido). First recorded as one word 1919 (v.), 1925 (n.).