fribble

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

fribble (third-person singular simple present fribbles, present participle fribbling, simple past and past participle fribbled)

  1. To waste or fritter.
  2. To behave in a frivolous way.
    • 1984, Guy Davenport, Apples and Pears:
      We dried in the sun on a boulder as warm as a dying stove, and fribbled and monkeyed with each other, priming for later.
  3. To totter.

Adjective[edit]

fribble (comparative more fribble, superlative most fribble)

  1. Of no or little importance, frivolous.

Noun[edit]

fribble (plural fribbles)

  1. A trifling action.
  2. A trifler.
  3. A frivolous, contemptible fellow; a fop.
    • Thackeray
      A pert fribble of a peer.