fib

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Probably from fable; compare fibble-fabble (nonsense).

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fib (plural fibs)

  1. (informal) A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential.
    • Henry James
      They are very serious; they don't tell fibs.
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fib (third-person singular simple present fibs, present participle fibbing, simple past and past participle fibbed)

  1. (intransitive) To lie, especially more or less inconsequentially.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from fibula

Noun[edit]

fib (plural fibs)

  1. (medicine, informal) Short form of fibula.
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Noun[edit]

fib (plural fibs)

  1. weakness

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