Fib
Fib Fib, n. [Prob. fr. fable; cf. Prov. E. fibble-fabble nonsense.] A falsehood; a lie; -- used euphemistically. [1913 Webster]

They are very serious; they don't tell fibs. --H. James. [1913 Webster]


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  • FIB — FIB; fib·ber; fib·bery; fib·ster; fib·u·la; fib·u·lar; fib·u·la·re; fib·u·lo·calcaneal; in·fib·u·late; in·fib·u·la·tion; fib·ro·nec·tin; fib; …   English syllables

  • Fib — may refer to: * Fib (poetry), a form of poetry similar to haiku * Fib , a Pictish kingdom, which went on to become Fife, in modern Scotland * Fibonacci number, for which Fib is a common abbreviation, used in computer programming. * A fib or… …   Wikipedia

  • FIB — (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fib — Fib, v. t. To tell a fib to. [R.] De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • FIB — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda FIB puede referirse a: Facultad de Informática de Barcelona Festival Internacional de Benicàssim Felicidad Interna Bruta Obtenido de FIB Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • fib — [fib] 1. n. a small lie. □ It was just a little fib. I’m sorry. □ Is this another one of your fibs? 2. in. to tell a small lie. □ Stop fibbing and tell me the truth. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Fib — Fib, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fibbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fibbing}.] To speak falsely. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fib — n untruth, falsehood, *lie, misrepresentation, story fib vb equivocate, palter, *lie, prevaricate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fib — [n] undetailed lie canard, crock*, equivocation, evasiveness, fabrication, fairy tale*, falsehood, falsity, fiction, invention, jazz*, line*, mendacity, misrepresentation, prevarication, spinach*, story, tale, untruth, untruthfulness, white lie* …   New thesaurus

  • fib — ► NOUN ▪ a trivial lie. ► VERB (fibbed, fibbing) ▪ tell a fib. DERIVATIVES fibber noun. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete fible fable nonsense , a reduplication of FABLE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

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