[ fib ]
/ fɪb /
a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.
verb (used without object), fibbed, fib·bing.
to tell a fib.
Origin of fib
1560–70; short for fibble-fable nonsense, gradational compound based on fable
Related formsfib·ber, fib·ster, nounun·fib·bing, adjective
1. See falsehood.
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British Dictionary definitions for fibster
/ (fɪb) /
a trivial and harmless lie
verb fibs, fibbing or fibbed
(intr) to tell such a lie
Derived Formsfibber, noun
Word Origin for fib
C17: perhaps from fibble-fable an unlikely story; see fable
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