- to act in a foolish or frivolous manner; trifle.
- to waste foolishly (often followed by away): He fribbled away one opportunity after another.
- a foolish or frivolous person; trifler.
- anything trifling or frivolous.
- frivolous; foolish; trifling.
Origin of fribble
Related Words for fribblelevity, whimsy, gaiety, jest, sport, frippery, triviality, lightheartedness, trifling, play, giddiness, flirting, nonsense, game, lightness, volatility, folly, fun, flippancy, puerility
Examples from the Web for fribble
Historical Examples of fribble
And so he became a priest, a fribble, and a coxcomb, but a man of truth.The Browning Cyclopdia
Out here a Howat Penny, just like any fribble about the Court.The Three Black Pennys
There is no room in the busy throng of ardent blackers for the idler or the fribble.
In Fribble he imitated no fewer than eleven men of fashion so that every one recognised them.Haunted London
But I might say that she is in fulness a woman—not a fribble, or one of those pick-me-up-and-carry-me women.War and the Weird
- (tr) to fritter away; waste
- (intr) to act frivolously; trifle
- a wasteful or frivolous person or action
- frivolous; trifling