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Origin of fribble

First recorded in 1620–30; perhaps alteration of frivol

OTHER WORDS FROM fribble

fribbler, noun
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How to use fribble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fribble

fribble
/ (ˈfrɪbəl) /

verb
(tr) to fritter away; waste
(intr) to act frivolously; trifle
noun
a wasteful or frivolous person or action
adjective
frivolous; trifling

Derived forms of fribble

fribbler, noun

Word Origin for fribble

C17: of unknown origin
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