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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
1620-1630
1620-30; perhaps alteration of frivol
Related forms
fribbler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fribbler

fribble

/ˈfrɪbəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to fritter away; waste
2.
(intransitive) to act frivolously; trifle
noun
3.
a wasteful or frivolous person or action
adjective
4.
frivolous; trifling
Derived Forms
fribbler, noun
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for fribbler

fribble

noun

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


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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