bibber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1530s, bib (drink heartily) +‎ -er ((agent)) (see bib (clothing to prevent spills from mouth))[1] or from bibben.

Noun[edit]

bibber (plural bibbers)

  1. One given to drinking alcoholic beverages too freely; a tippler.

Usage notes[edit]

Chiefly used in composition, as in winebibber.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “bibber”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪ.bər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bib‧ber
  • Rhymes: -ɪbər

Etymology 1[edit]

From bibberen.

Noun[edit]

bibber m (plural bibbers, diminutive bibbertje n)

  1. shiver, tremble
    Synonym: bibbering

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

bibber

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bibberen
  2. imperative of bibberen

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

bibber

  1. inflection of bibbern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Yola[edit]

Verb[edit]

bibber

  1. Alternative form of bebber

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN