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Word Origin and History for tib


1530s, typical name for an English woman of the lower class, hence "girl, lass, sweetheart," sometimes also "strumpet," from the pet form of Isabel. Often paired with Tom, as Jill was with Jack.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for tib

Historical Examples

  • The boys will care for this raree-show more than thou or I, Tib!

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Smith at Tib I v 70 gives numerous instances of both images.

  • Tib was a puppy that had been given to Jamie by one of his new acquaintances.

    In the Roar of the Sea

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • Then he ran forward, with Tib dancing and yelping round him.

    In the Roar of the Sea

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • Sap her a top o reeb and a tib of occabot, is only, Hi, boy!

    The Criminal

    Havelock Ellis