fibber

fib

[fib]
noun
1.
a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.
verb (used without object), fibbed, fibbing.
2.
to tell a fib.

Origin:
1560–70; short for fibble-fable nonsense, gradational compound based on fable

fibber, fibster, noun
unfibbing, adjective


1. See falsehood.
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fib (fɪb)
 
n
1.  a trivial and harmless lie
 
vb , fibs, fibbing, fibbed
2.  (intr) to tell such a lie
 
[C17: perhaps from fibble-fable an unlikely story; see fable]
 
'fibber
 
n

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fib
1610s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from fibble-fable "nonsense" (1580s), a reduplication of fable. The verb is attested from 1680s. Related: Fibbed; fibber; fibbing.
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fib
fibrillation
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