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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
fib /fɪb/USA pronunciation   n., v., fibbed, fib•bing. 

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

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

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
fib  (fib), 
n., v., fibbed, fib•bing. 

n. 
  1. a small or trivial lie;
    minor falsehood.

v.i. 
  1. 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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