fribble

verb
frib·​ble | \ ˈfri-bəl How to pronounce fribble (audio) \
fribbled; fribbling\ ˈfri-​b(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce fribble (audio) \

Definition of fribble

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to trifle or fool away

intransitive verb

1 : trifle
2 obsolete : dodder

fribble

noun

Definition of fribble (Entry 2 of 2)

: a frivolous person, thing, or idea

Other Words from fribble

Noun

fribble adjective

Examples of fribble in a Sentence

Verb somehow, he managed to spend the whole morning fribbling instead of doing his assigned work

First Known Use of fribble

Verb

1633, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fribble

Verb

origin unknown

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The first known use of fribble was in 1633

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“Fribble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fribble. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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