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.
[fahy-ber] /ˈfaɪ bər/ noun 1. a fine, threadlike piece, as of cotton, jute, or asbestos. 2. a slender filament: a fiber of platinum. 3. filaments collectively. 4. matter or material composed of filaments: a plastic fiber. 5. something resembling a filament. 6. an essential character, quality, or strength: people of strong moral fiber. 7. Botany. […]
[fahy-ber-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfaɪ bərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. a building material made of wood or other plant compressed and cemented into rigid sheets. 2. a sheet of this.
noun, Optics. 1. a flexible bundle of optical glass that transmits images.
[fahy-berd] /ˈfaɪ bərd/ adjective 1. (of plaster) having an admixture of hair or .