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riband

[ rib-uh nd ]
/ ˈrɪb ənd /
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noun

a decorative ribbon.

Nearby words

rib-tickler, rib-tickling, riba, ribald, ribaldry, riband, ribat, ribavirin, ribband, ribbed, ribbed and smoked sheet

Origin of riband

1350–1400; Middle English: ribbon
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British Dictionary definitions for riband

riband

ribband

/ (ˈrɪbənd) /

noun

a ribbon, esp one awarded for some achievementSee also blue riband
a flat rail attached to posts in a palisade

Word Origin for riband

C14: variant of ribbon
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Word Origin and History for riband

riband


n.

archaic for "ribbon," late 14c., from ribbon, with excrescent -d.

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