WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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 © 2017
fib  (fib),USA pronunciation n., v.,  fibbed, fib•bing. 
n. 
  1. a small or trivial lie;
    minor falsehood.

v.i. 
  1. to tell a fib.
fibber, fibster, n. 
  • short for fibble-fable nonsense, gradational compound based on fable 1560–70
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged 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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