There are 2 definitions of bib in English:

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noun

  • 1A piece of cloth or plastic fastened round a child’s neck to keep its clothes clean while eating.
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    • He removed the grey bib from around my neck and handed me a piece of white tissue.
    • On a less emotional level, they found that cloth bibs were often scattered all over the house - and usually ended up in places where they weren't needed, such as an upstairs bedroom.
    • Through the production company, I've written three books, and I have a small line of T-shirts, umbrellas, kids clothes, and bibs.
  • 1.1A loose-fitting sleeveless garment worn on the upper body for identification, especially by competitors and officials at sporting events: the sponsor’s name printed on our bibs
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    • The classes involve jogging, sprinting, star-jumps, stomach crunches and push-ups with participants wearing a numbered bib, allowing easy identification should you need to be shouted at.
    • One night last December in Beaver Creek, he was hanging out in the village plaza awaiting the announcement of the starting draw and handing out of race bibs for the next day's downhill race.
    • The teams - in orange, blue or green bibs - are each a deliberate mixture of first-team regulars, substitutes and fringe players.
  • 1.2The part above the waist of the front of an apron or pair of dungarees.
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    • But some of the silk eveningwear was fit for the most glamorous of parties, apron bibs floating across the chest then twisting into straps over the shoulders and asymmetrically across the back before dripping into a train.
    • The company has continued to add full and bib apron styles and colors, and it has expanded its line, and introduced a new poplin smock.
    • Unique to the garden store is a rugged nylon bib with five mesh pockets suitable for holding and organizing hand tools and seed packets.
  • 1.3A patch of colour on the throat of a bird or other animal: a black bird with a white bib
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    • The female is paler and lacks the grey crown, white cheeks, black bib and eye stripe and chestnut brown nape, but has a straw coloured stripe behind the eye.
    • The wattle (a flap of loose skin extending like a bib from the bird's neck) will turn blue at the base, graduating into a deep rose pink that hangs down like a pendant.
    • The black bib did extend outwards towards the throat and wasn't as neat as on a Marsh Tit.
  • 2A common European inshore fish of the cod family. Also called pout2 or pouting.
    • Trisopterus luscus, family Gadidae
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    • Diving with his camera gear, assistants and lighting equipment, Francis was staggered by the number of bass, bibs, conger eels, red mullet and other fish that abound.
    • Big female cuckoo wrasse, pollack, several bib and a John Dory were all I could see, although my view was slightly obscured by several fronds of kelp.
    • Divers have reported balleen wrasse, pollard, cod, bib and even basking sharks swimming around the frigate's passageways.

Phrases

one's best bib and tucker

informal One’s smartest clothes.
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  • There is not even any need to put on your best bib and tucker, because the restaurant itself is a surprisingly unostentatious venue that specialises in simplicity.
  • It was back in 1999 when the three pals decided to don their best bib and tucker for a day on the town.
  • I've got my best bib and tucker on today, to mark the shattering climax of the project.

stick (or poke) one's bib in

Australian informal Interfere.
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  • If the Premier was to stick his bib in and overturn the ruling, the right and proper ruling of the state’s senior law officer, we would be on the way to anarchy.
  • Jeff asks why his old man had to stick his bib in; he could have won - he knows he could have; now look at him: useless.
  • And you can bet Alison will stick her bib in it again.

Origin

late 16th century: probably from bib2.

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There are 2 definitions of bib in English:

bib2

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Pronunciation: /bɪb
 
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verb (bibs, bibbing, bibbed)

[with object] archaic
  • Drink (something alcoholic): (as noun bibbing) after a considerable amount of wine-bibbing, I settled down
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    • Though the issue of drink was not raised in these cases, it is likely that a visit to market would have included ale-bibbing.
    • On the other side of the church was a large and excellent bowling-green, which was much frequented by the idle fellows of the village, who preferred ale-bibbing in the sun before confinement on the loom or at the lap-stone.
    • He appreciated the elevation of set habits - wine-bibbing, walks, a little antique collecting - into a kind of well-regulated art.

Origin

late Middle English: probably from Latin bibere 'to drink'.

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