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fribble

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verb frib·ble \ˈfri-bəl\

Definition of fribble

fribbledfribbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to trifle or fool away

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  trifle

  5. 2 obsolete :  dodder



Examples of fribble in a sentence

  1. <somehow, he managed to spend the whole morning fribbling instead of doing his assigned work>



Origin of fribble

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1633

Rhymes with fribble


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fribble

noun frib·ble

Definition of fribble

  1. :  a frivolous person, thing, or idea

fribble adjective


1664

First Known Use of fribble

1664


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