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View synonyms for driblet

driblet

or drib·blet

[ drib-lit ]

noun

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


driblet

/ ˈdrɪblɪt /

noun

  1. a small quantity or amount, as of liquid


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Word History and Origins

Origin of driblet1

1590–1600; obsolete drib (v.) ( dribble ) + -let
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Word History and Origins

Origin of driblet1

C17: from obsolete drib to fall bit by bit + -let
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Example Sentences

The Kushk is at best a "dry" river, as its name betokens, an unsatisfactory driblet in a world of sandy desolation.

With the last driblet of employees from the store a woman cut diagonally through a group and hurried toward Miss Prokes.

If ever we came to a puny, crawling driblet of water, they said, "This must be one of Stillman's bold-flowing streams."

He opened it, and shared the driblet with a few of the old campaigners.

The sun was setting behind the towers of the church of Greenborough-on-the-Driblet.

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