verb (used without object), fibbed, fib·bing.
Origin of fib
Examples from the Web for fib
When her friends would go to the movies, Nadia had to fib about her whereabouts in order to tag along.Want This Woman to Lie About Herself? You Can Just Burq Off!|Moral Courage|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite Eban's fib, Raz concludes that Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser wasn't ready to negotiate with Israel.No, Israel Didn't Offer to Trade the West Bank for Peace in 1967|Gershom Gorenberg|July 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It started with a fib to her family after her first year of college in Saudi Arabia.
With all sides conceding Anthony was a liar, her fate now hangs on which fib the jury buys.
She had another; she acknowledged her own fib, but she would plead that she had no right to betray her friend.Mrs. Maxon Protests|Anthony Hope
"You've learned to fib in the army, and I'm disappointed in you," she added, trying to look reproachful and failing entirely.Silver Pitchers: and Independence|Louisa May Alcott
That is, answered Epistemon, a gullery too evident, a plain abuse and fib too fabulous.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
There are men who fib with so bad a grace and with so little tact that they might as well not fib at all.The Claverings|Anthony Trollope
And Anna had been hurt, had been made miserable, by the paltriness of this fib.The Benefactress|Elizabeth Beauchamp
verb fibs, fibbing or fibbed
Word Origin for fib
1610s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from fibble-fable "nonsense" (1580s), a reduplication of fable.
1680s, from fib (n.). Related: Fibbed; fibbing.