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fib

a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood: He meant no harm; it was only a fib.
Not to be confused with:
fabrication – manufacture; something fabricated; an untruthful statement: His alibi was a total fabrication.

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.

fib

(fɪb)
n
a trivial and harmless lie
vb, fibs, fibbing or fibbed
(intr) to tell such a lie
[C17: perhaps from fibble-fable an unlikely story; see fable]
ˈfibber n

fib

(fɪb)

n., v. fibbed, fib•bing. n.
1. a small or trivial lie.
v.i.
2. to tell a fib.
[1560–70; fibble-fable nonsense]
fib′ber, fib′ster, n.

fib


Past participle: fibbed
Gerund: fibbing

Imperative
fib
fib
Present
I fib
you fib
he/she/it fibs
we fib
you fib
they fib
Preterite
I fibbed
you fibbed
he/she/it fibbed
we fibbed
you fibbed
they fibbed
Present Continuous
I am fibbing
you are fibbing
he/she/it is fibbing
we are fibbing
you are fibbing
they are fibbing
Present Perfect
I have fibbed
you have fibbed
he/she/it has fibbed
we have fibbed
you have fibbed
they have fibbed
Past Continuous
I was fibbing
you were fibbing
he/she/it was fibbing
we were fibbing
you were fibbing
they were fibbing
Past Perfect
I had fibbed
you had fibbed
he/she/it had fibbed
we had fibbed
you had fibbed
they had fibbed
Future
I will fib
you will fib
he/she/it will fib
we will fib
you will fib
they will fib
Future Perfect
I will have fibbed
you will have fibbed
he/she/it will have fibbed
we will have fibbed
you will have fibbed
they will have fibbed
Future Continuous
I will be fibbing
you will be fibbing
he/she/it will be fibbing
we will be fibbing
you will be fibbing
they will be fibbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fibbing
you have been fibbing
he/she/it has been fibbing
we have been fibbing
you have been fibbing
they have been fibbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fibbing
you will have been fibbing
he/she/it will have been fibbing
we will have been fibbing
you will have been fibbing
they will have been fibbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fibbing
you had been fibbing
he/she/it had been fibbing
we had been fibbing
you had been fibbing
they had been fibbing
Conditional
I would fib
you would fib
he/she/it would fib
we would fib
you would fib
they would fib
Past Conditional
I would have fibbed
you would have fibbed
he/she/it would have fibbed
we would have fibbed
you would have fibbed
they would have fibbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fib - a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
lie, prevarication - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, song and dance - an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
Verb1.fib - tell a relatively insignificant lie; "Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying"
lie - tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"

fib

noun
1. lie, story, fiction, untruth, whopper (informal), porky (Brit. slang), pork pie (Brit. slang), white lie, prevarication She told innocent fibs.
verb
1. lie, invent, fabricate, misrepresent, falsify, tell a lie, prevaricate, perjure, equivocate, dissimulate, tell untruths, forswear yourself He laughed when I accused him of fibbing.
Quotations
"fib: a lie that has not cut its teeth" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

fib

nounverb
To make untrue declarations:
Law: perjure.
Translations
كِذْبَه بَسيطَهيَكْذِب
bulíklhátmalá lež
fortælle en hvid løgnhvid løgnnødløgn
füllentfüllentés
segja ósattskrök, lygi
prasimanyti
melimelotmelst niekusniekisīkimeli
mentirinha
drobna lažsprenevedati se
zararsız yalanzararsız yalan söylemek

fib

[fɪb]
A. Nmentirijilla f
to tell a fibdecir una mentirijilla

fib

[ˈfɪb]
n (= lie) → bobard m
to tell fibs → raconter des bobards
vi (= lie) → raconter des bobards

fib

(inf)
nFlunkerei f (inf), → Schwindelei f (inf); that’s a fib!das ist geflunkert! (inf); don’t tell fibsflunker or schwindel nicht! (inf)
viflunkern (inf), → schwindeln (inf)

fib

[fɪb] (fam)
1. nbugia, frottola
to tell a fib → dire una bugia

fib

(fib) noun
an unimportant lie. to tell fibs.
verbpast tense, past participle fibbed
to tell a fib. He fibbed about his age.
References in classic literature ?
The fact is, that on the Southampton coach, the day previous, James Crawley had met the Tutbury Pet, who was coming to Brighton to make a match with the Rottingdean Fibber; and enchanted by the Pet's conversation, had passed the evening in company with that scientific man and his friends, at the inn in question.
"Senior Wranglers at Cambridge, not Oxford," said the scholar, with a knowing air; and would probably have been more confidential, but that suddenly there appeared on the cliff in a tax-cart, drawn by a bang-up pony, dressed in white flannel coats, with mother-of-pearl buttons, his friends the Tutbury Pet and the Rottingdean Fibber, with three other gentlemen of their acquaintance, who all saluted poor James there in the carriage as he sate.
Mr Fibbers - real NAMETONY Goodall - was so touched by the plight of East Kilbride boy ColeThomson he vowed to help his family in their quest to access a cure for his paralysing epileptic seizures.
Comedians Sofie Hagen, Stuart Goldsmith, Mr Fibbers, and Men with Coconuts will join the previously announced John Finnemore to perform on Sunday October 6.
Any era is a good one for liars, but folks on every point of the moral or political spectrum are likely to agree: We are living in a fibbers' renaissance.
Danny is sent to the Liars and Fibbers Academy where he meets Derek, who insists she is a mermaid.
I was just yards from the venue when I received a text informing me that Fibbers had relocated to the other side of the city.
London, May 30 ( ANI ): Britain is a nation of fibbers who lie around 3 times a week on an average, revealed a survey.
How about the one that says men are bigger fibbers than women?
Teijin Fibbers will launch the new fabric for all-season sportswear targeting the fall/winter 2013 and spring/summer 2014 seasons, as well as for casual wear and uniforms.