Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a trivial lie
    how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  2. (verb, communication) tell a relatively insignificant lie

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Synonyms of Fib

story, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle

Alternate forms of Fib

Derivations: fib, fibber, fibbing

Hyponyms: cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, song and dance

Hypernyms: lie, prevarication

Origin of the word Fib

  1. 1610s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from fibble-fable "nonsense" (1580s), a reduplication of fable. The verb is attested from 1680s. Related: Fibbed; fibber; fibbing. more

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Words that sound like Fib

f, fa, faa, fab, fae, fao, fauve, fay, fbi, fe, feb, feb 2, fee, feoff, few, fey, fha, fief, fife, fifo, five, fo, fob, fob off, foe, fop, fovea

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