Definition of fib noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɪb//
; NAmE NAmE//fɪb//
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(informal) a statement that is not true; a lie about something that is not important Stop telling fibs. Word Originmid 16th cent.: perhaps a shortening of obsolete fible-fable ‘nonsense’, reduplication of fable.
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