WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
bib /bɪb/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
an abbreviation of:
- Clothinga shield of cloth tied under the chin to protect the clothing.
- Clothingthe front part of an apron or the like above the waist.
(bib),USA pronunciation n., v., bibbed, bib•bing. n.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Clothinga piece of cloth, plastic, or paper that covers the chest and is often tied under the chin of a child to protect the clothing while the child is eating.
- Clothingany similar cloth or part of a garment.
- Clothingthe front part of an apron, overalls, or similar protective garment above the waist.
- Sport[Fencing.]a piece of canvas attached to the base of the mask, for protecting the throat.
- British Terms, Idiomsput or stick one's bib in, [Australian Informal.]to interfere.
- [Archaic.]to tipple;
- Latin bibere
- Middle English bibben to drink 1275–1325
Drugs(in prescriptions) drink.
(bib′kok′),USA pronunciation n. [Plumbing.]
Also, bib, bibb.
- Buildinga faucet having a nozzle bent downward.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bib /bɪb/ n
vb (bibs, bibbing, bibbed)
- a piece of cloth or plastic worn, esp by babies, to protect their clothes while eating
- the upper part of some aprons, dungarees, etc, that covers the upper front part of the body
Also called: pout, whiting pout a light-brown European marine gadoid food fish, Gadus (or Trisopterus) luscus, with a barbel on its lower jaw
- stick one's bib in ⇒ Austral informal to interfere
Etymology: 14th Century bibben to drink, probably from Latin bibere
- archaic to drink (something); tipple
bibcock /ˈbɪbˌkɒk/, bib n
- a tap having a nozzle bent downwards and supplied from a horizontal pipe
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