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

 

fib

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fib
BrE BrE//fɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪb//
 
he / she / it fibs
BrE BrE//fɪbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪbz//
 
past simple fibbed
BrE BrE//fɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪbd//
 
past participle fibbed
BrE BrE//fɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪbd//
 
-ing form fibbing
BrE BrE//ˈfɪbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪbɪŋ//
 
 
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(fibbing, fibbed) [intransitive] (informal) to tell a lie, usually about something that is not important Come on, don't fib! Where were you really last night? Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps a shortening of obsolete fible-fable ‘nonsense’, reduplication of fable.
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