fibber


noun

  1. a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.

verb (used without object), fibbed, fib·bing.

  1. to tell a fib.

noun

  1. a trivial and harmless lie

verb fibs, fibbing or fibbed

  1. (intr) to tell such a lie
n.

1723, agent noun from fib (v.).

v.

1680s, from fib (n.). Related: Fibbed; fibbing.

n.

1610s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from fibble-fable “nonsense” (1580s), a reduplication of fable.

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