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fib

 (fĭb)
n.
An insignificant or childish lie.
intr.v. fibbed, fib·bing, fibs
To tell a fib. See Synonyms at lie2.

[Perhaps from obsolete and dialectal fible-fable, nonsense, reduplication of fable.]

fib′ber n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fibbing - a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear
lying, prevarication, fabrication - the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
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fibbing

n (inf)Flunkerei f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
No--I hadn't the chance after all," he said, fibbing hastily.
The magic egg-cup I usually carried about with me, and with its connivance I did some astonishing things with pennies, but even the penny that costs sixpence is uncertain, and just when you are saying triumphantly that it will be found in the egg-cup, it may clatter to the ground, whereon some ungenerous spectator, such as Irene, accuses you of fibbing and corrupting youthful minds.
It was true that he had some power of invention, but he was not sure whether he could persuade her that he was steeped in vice; women were full of intuition, he had read that, and she might easily discover that he was fibbing.