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.
Idioms about bib
put / stick one's bib in, Australian Informal. to interfere.
- bibless, adjective
- biblike, adjective
- bib , bibb
Other definitions for bib. (2 of 3)
(in prescriptions) drink.
Other definitions for Bib. (3 of 3)
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How to use bib in a sentence
The cowboys were dressed in bib overalls, which just about killed my father.
One child between three and four was convulsed at the sight of his baby bib fastened round the neck of his bearded sire.Children's Ways | James Sully
He had a vision of a high chair, and a child installed therein with the customary bib and spoon.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Solder should be dropped oftener on the brass bib than on the lead pipe.
The bib must not extend too far into the lead pipe or it will obstruct the flow of water.
The bib is laid on an angle of 45° pointing away from the wiper.
British Dictionary definitions for bib
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
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