- a piece of cloth, plastic, or paper that covers the chest and is often tied under the chin of a child to protect the clothing while the child is eating.
- any similar cloth or part of a garment.
- the front part of an apron, overalls, or similar protective garment above the waist.
- Fencing. a piece of canvas attached to the base of the mask, for protecting the throat.
- Archaic. to tipple; drink.
- put/stick one's bib in, Australian Informal. to interfere.
Origin of bib
- (in prescriptions) drink.
Origin of bib.
Examples from the Web for bib
The cowboys were dressed in bib overalls, which just about killed my father.Larry McMurtry: How I Write
April 24, 2013
He has his own chair and bib, and his manners are said to be exquisite.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
And she has on such a funny dress and a veil hanging 'way down and a bib.Mary's Rainbow
Mary Edward Feehan
"You had a little handkerchief about your neck like a bib," continued Debby.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
Him's got a bib on 'ike Trouble when him eats bread and 'ilk.The Curlytops and Their Pets
Howard R. Garis
The bib must not extend too far into the lead pipe or it will obstruct the flow of water.Elements of Plumbing
- a piece of cloth or plastic worn, esp by babies, to protect their clothes while eating
- the upper part of some aprons, dungarees, etc, that covers the upper front part of the body
- Also called: pout, whiting pout a light-brown European marine gadoid food fish, Gadus (or Trisopterus) luscus, with a barbel on its lower jaw
- short for bibcock
- stick one's bib in Australian informal to interfere
- archaic to drink (something); tipple
Word Origin and History for bib
linen worn over the breast while eating, 1570s, from verb bibben "to drink" (late 14c.), imitative of lip sounds, or else from Latin bibere (see imbibe), but difficult now to say whether this is because it was worn while drinking or because it "soaked up" spills.
- bibe (drink)