WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fib /fɪb/USA pronunciation   n., v., fibbed, fib•bing. 

n. [countable]
  • a small or trivial lie.

  • v. [no obj]
  • to tell a fib:Stop fibbing and tell me the truth.
  • fib•ber, n. [countable]

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    fib  (fib), 
    n., v., fibbed, fib•bing. 

  • a small or trivial lie;
    minor falsehood.

  • v.i. 
  • to tell a fib.
  • Etymology:
    • short for fibble-fable nonsense, gradational compound based on fable 1560–70
    fibber, fibster, n. 
    1 . See falsehood. 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    fib /fɪb/ n
    1. a trivial and harmless lie
    vb (fibs, fibbing, fibbed)
    1. (intransitive) to tell such a lie
    Etymology: 17th Century: perhaps from fibble-fable an unlikely story; see fable

    ˈfibber n

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