a small or minute quantity; bit.

Nearby words

  1. drey,
  2. dreyfus,
  3. dreyfus affair,
  4. dreyfusard,
  5. drg,
  6. dribble,
  7. driblet,
  8. dribs and drabs,
  9. driech,
  10. dried

Origin of drib

First recorded in 1720–30; back formation from driblet

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Word Origin and History for drib



"drop," c.1730, Scottish, perhaps from dribble.

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