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

Word History


probably back-formation from dribble & driblet

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drib was in 1709

Dictionary Entries Near drib

Cite this Entry

“Drib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drib. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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