bib

verb
\ ˈbib \
bibbed; bibbing

Definition of bib 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: drink

bib

noun
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

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Other words from bib

Noun

bibbed \ˈbibd \ adjective
bibless \ˈbib-ləs \ adjective

Examples of bib in a Sentence

Verb

the old professor has been known to bib on occasion

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Sit at a table full of bags of shrimp, lobster, crawfish, mussels, crab, or another crustacean, don a bib and plastic gloves, peel (or crack) your food, and eat it with your hands. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Now many women’s cycling bibs come with some form of pee-friendly drop-tail design. Amy Jurries, Outside Online, "The Best Bike Bibs for Women," 27 Apr. 2018 On Monday, the tiny tot wore a white bib, pursed her lips and narrowed her eyes while throwing an adorably menacing look at the camera as her mom took a selfie of the pair. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian West Tries Wakeboarding for the First Time: 'This Is Way Harder Than It Looks!'," 5 July 2018 My socks and shoes were soaked already after a quick dash in to the registration building to collect my race bib. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Last race of Chilly Willy run series was a doozy," 5 Apr. 2018 The best gentleman farmer, in bib overalls, with starched shirts and a camera in one hand and a toddler in the other…trying to grow life and love in the soil God planted me in. Rory Feek, Country Living, "Rory Feek on Growing After His Wife Joey's Death—and Taking on the Garden She Loved so Much​​," 14 June 2018 Loper, who took over as race director this year from Mike Early, called the bib number of Whit Conneally, 49, of Towson, as the winner. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers come out for 38th annual Bel Air Town Run," 4 June 2018 Shahidi ended up wearing a whimsical tulle dress, adorned with a dramatic beaded bib from Chanel’s current couture collection. Khanh T.l. Tran, latimes.com, "Meet Jason Bolden, the Hollywood stylist Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union and Wiz Khalifa turn to," 18 May 2018 Of course, that's a lot of information to fit on his caddy's bib. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "It's the one question this Wells Fargo fan favorite can't avoid on the golf course | Charlotte Observer," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of bib

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bib

Verb

Middle English bibben

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The first known use of bib was in the 14th century

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bib

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bib

: a piece of cloth or plastic that is worn under a baby's chin while the baby is eating

: the part of a piece of clothing (such as an apron) that covers the area above a person's waist

bib

noun
\ ˈbib \

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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