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[fib] /fɪb/

a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.
verb (used without object), fibbed, fibbing.
to tell a fib.
a trivial and harmless lie
verb fibs, fibbing, fibbed
(intransitive) to tell such a lie

1610s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from fibble-fable “nonsense” (1580s), a reduplication of fable.

1680s, from fib (n.). Related: Fibbed; fibbing.


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