\ ˈbib How to pronounce bib (audio) \
bibbed; bibbing

Definition of bib

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: drink


plural bibs

Definition of bib (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a cloth or plastic shield tied under the chin to protect the clothes
2 : the part of an apron or of overalls extending above the waist
3 : a patch of differently colored feathers or fur immediately below the bill or chin of a bird or mammal
4 : a piece of cloth, paper, or plastic with an identifying number that is worn by a participant in a race or contest a race bib

Definition of bib (Entry 3 of 3)

1 Bible
2 biblical

Other Words from bib


bibbed \ ˈbibd How to pronounce bib (audio) \ adjective
bibless \ ˈbib-​ləs How to pronounce bib (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for bib

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of bib in a Sentence

Verb the old professor has been known to bib on occasion
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Implementing issue 24, which voters approved resoundingly in November, that adds another layer of oversight to police and bib obviously grasps the gravity of the moment for Cleveland police. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 17 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And then bib will interview those on the shortlist before making his final selections. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 12 May 2022 This bib, on or off its famed owner, is an icon of modern jewelry. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 11 May 2022 The design started with a hood and bib fully embellished in crystal stripes and black sequins and descended to a fluted mermaid skirt embroidered and beaded with more than 36,000 jet black rhinestones. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2022 Participants receive a chip-timed race bib, finisher medal, sport-tek event shirt, awards in different categories, and a box of Thin Mint Cookies. Cindy Kent, Sun Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 In the women’s sprint, Jonna Sundling of Sweden went into the final wearing bib No. 1 after qualifying with the fastest time and carried that momentum to the finish line. Martha Bellisle, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Feb. 2022 Grace, whom Powell shares with wife Bindi Irwin, 23, looks too cute in her animal onesie and floral bib while her dad wears his zoo uniform. Georgia Slater,, 20 Oct. 2021 The next year, Katherine Switzer was the first woman to obtain a bib number after the then-men's only race did not have a gender question on the entry form. Li Cohen, CBS News, 18 Apr. 2022 Fenway Park’s area code, 617, appears in a patch resembling a race bib on the left sleeve. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bib


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bib


Middle English bibben

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30 Mar 2022

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“Bib.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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\ ˈbib How to pronounce bib (audio) \

Kids Definition of bib

1 : a cloth or plastic shield fastened under the chin (as of a young child) to protect the clothes
2 : the upper part of an apron or of overalls

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