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Meaning of FIB

Pronunciation:  fib

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
  2. [v]  tell a relatively insignificant lie; "Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying"
 

FIB is a 3 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: story, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle
 
 See Also: cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, lie, lie, prevarication, song and dance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fib\, n. [Prob. fr. fable; cf. Prov. E. fibble-fabble
    nonsense.]
    A falsehood; a lie; -- used euphemistically.
    
          They are very serious; they don't tell fibs. --H.
                                                   James.
    
    
  2. \Fib\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fibbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Fibbing}.]
    To speak falsely. [Colloq.]
    
    
  3. \Fib\, v. t.
    To tell a fib to. [R.] --De Quincey.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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