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fib

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noun \ˈfib\

Definition of fib

  1. :  a trivial or childish lie

Examples of fib in a sentence

  1. I have to admit that I told a fib when I said I enjoyed the movie.

  2. Is she telling fibs again?

Origin and Etymology of fib

perhaps by shortening & alteration from fable


First Known Use: 1611


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fib

verb

Definition of fib

fibbed

fibbing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to tell a fib

fibber

noun

1675

First Known Use of fib

1675

Synonym Discussion of fib

lie, prevaricate, equivocate, palter, fib mean to tell an untruth. lie is the blunt term, imputing dishonesty <lied about where he had been>. prevaricate softens the bluntness of lie by implying quibbling or confusing the issue <during the hearings the witness did his best to prevaricate>. equivocate implies using words having more than one sense so as to seem to say one thing but intend another <equivocated endlessly in an attempt to mislead her inquisitors>. palter implies making unreliable statements of fact or intention or insincere promises <a swindler paltering with his investors>. fib applies to a telling of a trivial untruth <fibbed about the price of the new suit>.

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fib

verb

Definition of fib

fibbed

fibbing

British

  1. :  pummel, beat

Origin and Etymology of fib

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1665


FIB Defined for English Language Learners

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fib

play
noun \ˈfib\

Definition of fib for English Language Learners

  • : an untrue statement about something minor or unimportant


FIB Defined for Kids

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fib

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noun \ˈfib\

Definition of fib for Students

  1. :  a lie about something unimportant


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fib

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verb

Definition of fib for Students

fibbed

fibbing

  1. :  to tell a lie about something unimportant

fibber

noun

Medical Dictionary

fib

abbreviation

Medical Definition of fib

  1. fibrillation


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