noun Date: 1630 1. a trifling or small sum or part 2. a drop of liquid

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  • driblet — 1590s, dim. of DRIB (Cf. drib) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • driblet — [drib′lit] n. [dim. of DRIB] a small amount; bit [to pay one s debts in driblets] …   English World dictionary

  • Driblet — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Driblet (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on driblet instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/driblet …   Wikipedia

  • Driblet — Dribblet Drib blet, Driblet Drib let, n. [From {Dribble}.] A small piece or part; a small sum; a small quantity of money in making up a sum; as, the money was paid in dribblets. [1913 Webster] When made up in dribblets, as they could, their best… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • driblet — /drib lit/, n. 1. a small portion or part. 2. a small or petty sum. Also, dribblet. [1590 1600; obs. drib (v.) (see DRIBBLE) + LET] * * * …   Universalium

  • driblet — noun a) a small portion or part. b) a small or petty sum …   Wiktionary

  • driblet — Synonyms and related words: ace, atom, bit, dab, dole, dot, dram, dribble, droplet, dwarf, farthing, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, globule, gobbet, grain, granule, groat, hair, handful, iota, jot, little, little bit, minim, minimum, minutiae, mite,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • driblet — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. mite, morsel, droplet; see bit 1 , drop 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A quantity of liquid falling or resting in a spherical mass: drop, droplet, globule. See DRY …   English dictionary for students

  • driblet — drib·let || drɪblɪt n. drop; small amount; leak …   English contemporary dictionary

  • driblet — noun 1》 a thin stream or small drop of liquid. 2》 a small or insignificant amount. Origin C16: from obs. drib (see dribble) + let …   English new terms dictionary

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