Fribbling Frib"bling, a. Frivolous; trining; toolishly captious.

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  • fribbling — adjective : frivolous, trifling, captious fribbling banalities P.A.Samuelson * * * fribbˈling or fribbˈlish adjective Trifling • • • Main Entry: ↑fribble …   Useful english dictionary

  • fribbling — n. frivolousness; trivialness; frivolous person; something trifling and unimportant v. behave frivolously, trifle; spend foolishly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fribble — Frib ble, v. i. 1. To act in a trifling or foolish manner; to act frivolously. [1913 Webster] The fools that are fribbling round about you. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To totter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fribble — I. verb (fribbled; fribbling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1633 transitive verb to trifle or fool away intransitive verb 1. trifle 2. obsolete dodder II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fribble — fribbler, n. /frib euhl/, v., fribbled, fribbling, n., adj. v.i. 1. to act in a foolish or frivolous manner; trifle. v.t. 2. to waste foolishly (often fol. by away): He fribbled away one opportunity after another. n. 3. a foolish or frivolous… …   Universalium

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