riband

[rib-uh nd]
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noun

a decorative ribbon.

Nearby words

  1. rib-tickler,
  2. rib-tickling,
  3. riba,
  4. ribald,
  5. ribaldry,
  6. ribat,
  7. ribavirin,
  8. ribband,
  9. ribbed,
  10. ribbed and smoked sheet

Origin of riband

1350–1400; Middle English: ribbon

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British Dictionary definitions for riband

riband

ribband

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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