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1. A piece of cloth or plastic secured under the chin and worn, especially by small children, to protect the clothing while eating.
a. The part of an apron or pair of overalls worn over the chest: "The day my son Laurie started kindergarten he renounced corduroy overalls with bibs and began wearing blue jeans with a belt" (Shirley Jackson).
b. Bibbed overalls worn while skiing.
c. A piece of cloth or plastic bearing a number, usually worn over the chest or back, identifying a competitor in a race.
3. A patch of differently colored feathers or fur on the throat or chest of a bird or mammal.
tr. & intr.v. bibbed, bib·bing, bibs
To drink or indulge in drinking.

[Probably from Middle English bibben, to drink heartily, from Latin bibere; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

bib′ber n.


a drinker; tippler (esp in the expression wine-bibber)


(ˈbɪb ər)

a steady drinker; tippler.
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The award-recipients are Jacqueline Guest, Alberta (Arts); Charlie Evalik, Nunavut (Business & Commerce); Winston Wuttunee, Saskatchewan (Culture, Heritage & Spirituality); Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, British Columbia (Education); Lloyd (Sonny) Flett, Alberta (Environment & Natural Resources); Ruby Jacobs, Ontario (Health); Viola Robinson, Nova Scotia (Law & Justice); Duane Smith, Northwest Territories (Politics); Gail Cyr, Manitoba (Public Service); Theoren Fleury, Manitoba (Sports); Graham Kotowich, Saskatchewan (Metis Youth Award); Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Saskatchewan (First Nation Youth Award); Elizabeth Zarpa, Newfoundland and Labrador (Inuit Youth Award); and Alex Van Bibber, Yukon (Lifetime Achievement Award).
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