fib

[ fib ]
/ fɪb /

noun

a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.

verb (used without object), fibbed, fib·bing.

to tell a fib.

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Origin of fib

1560–70; short for fibble-fable nonsense, gradational compound based on fable

synonym study for fib

1. See falsehood.

OTHER WORDS FROM fib

fib·ber, fib·ster, nounun·fib·bing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fib

fib
/ (fɪb) /

noun

a trivial and harmless lie

verb fibs, fibbing or fibbed

(intr) to tell such a lie

Derived forms of fib

fibber, noun

Word Origin for fib

C17: perhaps from fibble-fable an unlikely story; see fable
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