- a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.
verb (used without object), fibbed, fib·bing.
- to tell a fib.
- a trivial and harmless lie
verb fibs, fibbing or fibbed
- (intr) to tell such a lie
1723, agent noun from fib (v.).
1680s, from fib (n.). Related: Fibbed; fibbing.
1610s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from fibble-fable “nonsense” (1580s), a reduplication of fable.