Fib Fib, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fibbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fibbing}.] To speak falsely. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • fib — [[t]fɪ̱b[/t]] fibs, fibbing, fibbed 1) N COUNT A fib is a small, unimportant lie. [INFORMAL] She told innocent fibs like anyone else. Syn: untruth 2) VERB If someone is fibbing, they are telling lies. [INFORMAL] He laughs loudly when I accuse him …   English dictionary

  • fib — I. noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from fable Date: 1611 a trivial or childish lie II. intransitive verb (fibbed; fibbing) Date: 1675 to tell a fib Synonyms: see lie • fibber noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fib — fib1 [fıb] n spoken [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from fable] a small unimportant lie →↑white lie ▪ He s been known to tell fibs . fib 2 fib2 past tense and past participle fibbed present participle fibbing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fib — 1 noun (C) spoken a small unimportant lie : tell fibs: Don t tell fibs! 2 verb fibbed, fibbing (I) spoken to tell a small unimportant lie: I think you re fibbing. fibber noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lie# — lie vb Lie, prevaricate, equivocate, palter, fib mean to tell an untruth directly or indirectly. Lie is the straightforward word, flatly imputing dishonesty to the speaker {he lies, and he knows he lies Johnson} {the article . . . has… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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