driblet

or drib·blet

[drib-lit]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. dreyfus affair,
  2. dreyfusard,
  3. drg,
  4. drib,
  5. dribble,
  6. dribs and drabs,
  7. driech,
  8. dried,
  9. dried-fruit beetle,
  10. dried-up

Origin of driblet

1590–1600; obsolete drib (v.) (see dribble) + -let

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British Dictionary definitions for driblet

driblet

dribblet

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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