bib

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English[edit]

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A baby's bib
A baby wearing a bib while being fed
The bib of an apron
A runner wearing a bib with the number 0798
Football players wearing red bibs during a match

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally verb sense “drink heartily”, from Middle English bibben, either from Latin bibō (I drink), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₃-, or of imitative origin. Noun sense (clothing) presumably either because worn while drinking, or because the clothing itself “drinks up” spills.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /bɪb/
  • Rhymes: -ɪb

Noun[edit]

bib (plural bibs)

  1. An item of clothing for babies tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.
  2. Similar items of clothing such as the Chinese dudou and Vietnamese yem.
  3. (sports) A rectangular piece of material, carrying a bib number, worn as identification by entrants in a race
  4. (sports) A colourful polyester or plastic vest worn over one's clothes, usually to mark one's team during group activities.
  5. The upper part of an apron or overalls.
  6. A patch of colour around an animal's upper breast and throat.
    • 1950, Arthur Cleveland Bent, Life Histories of North American Wagtails, Shrikes, Vireos, and their Allies
      In summer the whole throat and breast are black, but in winter plumage the throat is white bounded by a horseshoe-shaped black bib.
    • 2011, Arthur Peacock, Gettysburg the Cat (page 22)
      He don't look anything like the captain. This here cat has got a nice thick black coat of fur with a nice white bib and white feet.
  7. A north Atlantic fish (Trisopterus luscus), allied to the cod; the pouting.
  8. A bibcock.

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Verb[edit]

bib (third-person singular simple present bibs, present participle bibbing, simple past and past participle bibbed)

  1. (transitive) To dress (somebody) in a bib.
    • 1990, Don Aslett, Don Aslett's Stain-buster's Bible: The Complete Guide to Spot Removal
      Wise women use them, but new fathers seldom seem to understand that one minute bibbing baby saves who knows how long swabbing, finding clean clothes, changing, and coddling later — not to mention laundry time.
    • 2011, Dawn Atkins, The Baby Connection (page 101)
      Mel got Daniel into his chair and bibbed him up.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To drink heartily; to tipple.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Locke
      He was constantly bibbing.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

bib (third-person singular simple present bibs, present participle bibbing, simple past and past participle bibbed)

  1. (informal) To beep (e.g. a car horn).

References[edit]

  1. ^ bib” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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bib f (uncountable)

  1. abbreviation of bibliotheek.

Seychellois Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malagasy biby (animal)

Noun[edit]

bib

  1. spider

Reference[edit]

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

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Noun[edit]

bib (plural bibs)

  1. bible, Bible

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