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kibble

noun kib·ble \ ˈki-bəl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of kibble

1 :coarsely ground meal or grain typically used as animal feed); especially :small, dry pellets of processed food for pets (such as dogs and cats)
  • If you have a duck pond in your local park, take a bag of bread or dog kibble and let your youngster feed the grateful ducks.
  • —Suzanne Down
:a pellet of kibble usually plural
  • The treats should be tiny so that she does not get full. Cat food kibbles make a good treat because they are tiny and usually palatable to dogs.
  • —Katherine A. Houpt
  • Americans' pets are undoubtedly the best-fed animals in the world, but it costs their owners a lot to keep them in kibbles.
  • —Jake Chapline

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First Known Use of kibble

circa 1905


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kibble

verb

Definition of kibble

kibbled; kibbling play \ˈki-b(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
:to grind coarsely
  • kibbled dog biscuit
  • kibbled grain

Origin and Etymology of kibble

origin unknown


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