noun, plural al·i·bis.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to provide an alibi for (someone): He alibied his friend out of a fix.
- to make or find (one's way) by using alibis: to alibi one's way out of work.
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Origin of alibi
historical usage of alibi
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH alibialibi , excuse
Words nearby alibi
Example sentences from the Web for alibi
I was also the front for a juvenile delinquent roaming the streets of New York City and using me as a parental alibi.
"Roommate" is the obvious alibi, but that introduces surprisingly-complex new lies.
“Tex-Mex for decades was ascendant,” Arellano told the The Weekly Alibi in 2012.
After seeing injuries to infant girl, suspects devise alibi.Israel to Simulate Chemical Attack By Suicide Bomber|Orly Halpern|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fortunately for him, his arrest gives him the perfect alibi.The Bizarre Coincidences Surrounding the $50M Diamond Heist in Belgium|Christopher Dickey, Nadette De Visser|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 1824, then a judge at Alencon, he helped render an alibi decision in favor of Victurnien d'Esgrignon, who really was guilty.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
That profound thinker, Mr Tony Weller, was never so correct as in his views respecting the value of an alibi.The Gold Bat|P. G. Wodehouse
“Of course you know Cap swore an alibi for you against that suspicion Conrad tried to head your way,” she stated a bit anxiously.The Treasure Trail|Marah Ellis Ryan
But, unhappily, each alibi would have been almost equally compromising.Angling Sketches|Andrew Lang
Later the doctor was able to prove an alibi which cannot be shaken.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for alibi
noun plural -bis
- a defence by an accused person that he was elsewhere at the time the crime in question was committed
- the evidence given to prove this