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[bib] /bɪb/
noun
1.
a piece of cloth, plastic, or paper that covers the chest and is often tied under the chin of a child to protect the clothing while the child is eating.
2.
any similar cloth or part of a garment.
3.
the front part of an apron, overalls, or similar protective garment above the waist.
4.
Fencing. a piece of canvas attached to the base of the mask, for protecting the throat.
5.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), bibbed, bibbing.
6.
Archaic. to tipple; drink.
Idioms
7.
put / stick one's bib in, Australian Informal. to interfere.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English bibben to drink < Latin bibere
Related forms
bibless, adjective
biblike, adjective
Can be confused
bib, bibb.
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British Dictionary definitions for put bib in

bib

/bɪb/
noun
1.
a piece of cloth or plastic worn, esp by babies, to protect their clothes while eating
2.
the upper part of some aprons, dungarees, etc, that covers the upper front part of the body
3.
Also called pout, whiting pout. a light-brown European marine gadoid food fish, Gadus (or Trisopterus) luscus, with a barbel on its lower jaw
4.
short for bibcock
5.
(Austral, informal) stick one's bib in, to interfere
verb bibs, bibbing, bibbed
6.
(archaic) to drink (something); tipple
Word Origin
C14 bibben to drink, probably from Latin bibere
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Word Origin and History for put bib in

bib

n.

linen worn over the breast while eating, 1570s, from verb bibben "to drink" (late 14c.), imitative of lip sounds, or else from Latin bibere (see imbibe), but difficult now to say whether this is because it was worn while drinking or because it "soaked up" spills.

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Slang definitions & phrases for put bib in

bib

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best bib and tucker


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for put bib in

BIB

Board for International Broadcasting
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Encyclopedia Article for put bib in

bib

common fish of the cod family, Gadidae, found in the sea along European coastlines. The bib is a rather deep-bodied fish with a chin barbel, three close-set dorsal fins, and two close-set anal fins. It usually grows no longer than about 30 cm (12 inches) and is copper red with darker bars. Though abundant, it is not sought as food.

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