driblet

or drib·blet

[ drib-lit ]
/ ˈdrɪb lɪt /

noun

a small portion or part.
a small or petty sum.

Origin of driblet

1590–1600; obsolete drib (v.) (see dribble) + -let
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British Dictionary definitions for driblet

driblet

dribblet

/ (ˈdrɪblɪt) /

noun

a small quantity or amount, as of liquid

Word Origin for driblet

C17: from obsolete drib to fall bit by bit + -let
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Word Origin and History for driblet

driblet


n.

1590s, diminutive of drib (n.).

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