There are 2 main definitions of kibble in English:

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kibble 1

Pronunciation: /ˈkibəl/

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective kibbled)
Grind or chop (beans, grain, etc.) coarsely.
Example sentences
  • It also contains a number of grains, soaked overnight: linseed, rolled oats, polenta, sunflower seeds, purple kibbled wheat and sesame seeds.
  • Soak the kibbled wheat in the boiling water for 4 hours, until the wheat is swollen and soft.
  • Kibbled bread contains kibbled grain which is grain that has been broken into smaller pieces.

noun

North American
Ground meal shaped into pellets, especially for pet food.
Example sentences
  • Stuff you wouldn't want to eat but the dog might like: dried liver, plain old (good quality) dog kibble, dry cat food, other pre-made dog treats.
  • Mash dry kitten kibble up with some warm water and let her lick it off your fingers.
  • Into each bowl he measures a few scoops of high-grade kibble, sprinkles on some raisins, and chops half a hard-boiled egg on top.

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with kibble

dibble, dribble, fribble, Gribble, nibble, quibble, scribble

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Syllabification: kib·ble

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There are 2 main definitions of kibble in English:

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kibble 2

Pronunciation: /ˈkibəl/

noun

British
An iron hoisting bucket used in mines.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Middle High German kübel, from medieval Latin cupellus 'wheat measure, cask', diminutive of cuppa 'cup'.

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Syllabification: kib·ble

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