fribble

[frib-uh l] /ˈfrɪb əl/
verb (used without object), fribbled, fribbling.
1.
to act in a foolish or frivolous manner; trifle.
verb (used with object), fribbled, fribbling.
2.
to waste foolishly (often followed by away):
"He fribbled away one opportunity after another."
noun
3.
a foolish or frivolous person; trifler.
4.
anything trifling or frivolous.
adjective
6.
frivolous; foolish; trifling.
Origin
1620–30; perhaps alteration of frivol
Related forms
fribbler, noun
British Dictionary definitions for fribble
fribble (ˈfrɪbəl)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to fritter away; waste
2.  (intr) to act frivolously; trifle
 
n
3.  a wasteful or frivolous person or action
 
adj
4.  frivolous; trifling
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
'fribbler
 
n

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fribble

noun

A trifle; a piece of inanity : For every zappow fribble, there were equal servings of socially redeeming food for thought (1832+)


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