- a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.
- to tell a fib.
Origin of fib
Examples from the Web for fibbing
If the Times or Abramson, or both, is fibbing here, the credibility of the newspaper of record is now suspect.Can We Trust The New York Times After the Abramson Debacle?
May 19, 2014
“They were all adults, at least to the best of my knowledge… Some could have theoretically been fibbing about it,” he said.Six Most Awkward Moments From Anthony Weiner's Press Conference
The Daily Beast Video
June 6, 2011
The only time women do at all well in fibbing is to each other.The Gorgeous Girl
And that was uttered in such a way as to declare that Mrs. Western had been fibbing.Kept in the Dark
Caroline was fibbing—or, at least, partly so—but Rose had no way of knowing that.Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall
Janet D. Wheeler
As Marjory was not in the habit of fibbing, she didn't know what to say.The Castaways of Pete's Patch
Carroll Watson Rankin
I have no idea of going to the ball, and you would be the belle, if you were to attend; so there was no fibbing, was there?Alone
- a trivial and harmless lie
- (intr) to tell such a lie
Word Origin and History for fibbing
1680s, from fib (n.). Related: Fibbed; fibbing.
1610s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from fibble-fable "nonsense" (1580s), a reduplication of fable.