Definition of fib in English:

fib

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Pronunciation: /fɪb
 
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noun

verb (fibs, fibbing, fibbed)

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Derivatives

fibber

noun
More example sentences
  • There are fibbers, fabricators and feckless fabulists.
  • Britain is a nation of fibbers - and men tell more white lies than women - according to a new report.
  • Tommy, who has the reputation as a fibber, can't get his parents or the police to believe him.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps a shortening of obsolete fible-fable 'nonsense', reduplication of fable.

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