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driblet

[drib-lit] /ˈdrɪb lɪt/
noun
1.
a small portion or part.
2.
a small or petty sum.
Also, dribblet.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; obsolete drib (v.) (see dribble) + -let
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  • Ubiquity, a bourgeois, primordial driblet of reality is.
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British Dictionary definitions for driblet

driblet

/ˈdrɪblɪt/
noun
1.
a small quantity or amount, as of liquid
Word Origin
C17: from obsolete drib to fall bit by bit + -let
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Word Origin and History for driblet
n.

1590s, diminutive of drib (n.).

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