drib

noun
\ˈdrib \

Definition of drib 

: a small amount usually used in the phrase dribs and drabs

First Known Use of drib

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drib

probably back-formation from dribble & driblet

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Dictionary Entries near drib

Dreyfusard

DRG

drias

drib

dribble

dribblet

driblet

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The first known use of drib was in 1709

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