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1fib

noun \ˈfib\

: an untrue statement about something minor or unimportant

Full Definition of FIB

:  a trivial or childish lie

Examples of FIB

  1. I have to admit that I told a fib when I said I enjoyed the movie.
  2. Is she telling fibs again?

Origin of FIB

perhaps by shortening & alteration from fable
First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with FIB

2fib

verb
fibbedfib·bing

Definition of FIB

intransitive verb
:  to tell a fib
fib·ber noun

First Known Use of FIB

1675

Synonym Discussion of FIB

lie, prevaricate, equivocate, palter, fib mean to tell an untruth. lie is the blunt term, imputing dishonesty <lied about where he had been>. prevaricate softens the bluntness of lie by implying quibbling or confusing the issue <during the hearings the witness did his best to prevaricate>. equivocate implies using words having more than one sense so as to seem to say one thing but intend another <equivocated endlessly in an attempt to mislead her inquisitors>. palter implies making unreliable statements of fact or intention or insincere promises <a swindler paltering with his investors>. fib applies to a telling of a trivial untruth <fibbed about the price of the new suit>.

3fib

verb
fibbedfib·bing

Definition of FIB

British
:  pummel, beat

Origin of FIB

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1665
FIB Defined for Kids

1fib

noun \ˈfib\

Definition of FIB for Kids

:  a lie about something unimportant

2fib

verb
fibbedfib·bing

Definition of FIB for Kids

:  to tell a lie about something unimportant
fib·ber noun
Medical Dictionary

fib

abbreviation

Medical Definition of FIB

fibrillation

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