kibble

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Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown; verb sense c. 1790,[1] Shropshire dialect,[2] perhaps variant of chip.[3]

Verb[edit]

kibble (third-person singular simple present kibbles, present participle kibbling, simple past and past participle kibbled)

  1. to grind coarsely
    kibbled oats
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Noun[edit]

kibble (countable and uncountable, plural kibbles)

  1. something that has been kibbled, especially grain for use as animal feed
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Etymology 2[edit]

German Kübel (pail), from Middle High German, from Old High German -chublī (in miluhchublī (milk pail)), from Vulgar Latin *cupia, from Latin cūpa.[4]

Noun[edit]

kibble (plural kibbles)

  1. an iron bucket used in mines for hoisting anything to the surface

References[edit]

  1. ^ kibble” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. ^ A dictionary of archaic and provincial words, obsolete phrases, proverbs, ..., Volume 2, by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, First Edition, 1847, p. 493
  3. ^ Century Dictionary, “kibble etymologies”, Wordnik
  4. ^ kibble” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
  • kibble in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911