plural fidibuses or fidibus
: a paper spill for lighting pipes

Word History


German (originally student slang), from Latin dative plural of fides lyre (a jocular allusion to a line of Horace); akin to Greek sphides sausage

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“Fidibus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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