AskDefine | Define fib

Dictionary Definition

fib n : a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?" [syn: story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddle] v : tell a relatively insignificant lie; "Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying" [also: fibbing, fibbed]

User Contributed Dictionary



Etymology 1


  1. A lie, especially one that is more or less inconsequential.
    You've been telling fibs again, haven't you?


  1. To lie, especially more or less inconsequentially.

Etymology 2

Shortened from fibula


  1. medical informal Short form of fibula.
See also

Extensive Definition

Fib may refer to:
  • Fib (poetry), a form of poetry similar to haiku
  • Fib, a Pictish kingdom, which went on to become Fife, in modern Scotland
FIB is an acronym or abbreviation that may mean one of the following:
fib in Catalan: FIB
fib in German: FIB
fib in Spanish: FIB
fib in French: FIB (homonymie)
fib in Italian: FIB
fib in Japanese: FIB

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

be untruthful, blague, bouncer, canard, cock-and-bull story, concoct, deceive, draw the longbow, equivocate, equivocation, evasiveness, exaggerate, exaggeration, fabricate, fairy tale, falsehood, falsify, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, fiction, fish story, flam, flimflam, ghost story, half-truth, legal fiction, lie, lie flatly, little white lie, make up, mendacity, mislead, palter, pious fiction, prevaricate, prevarication, slight stretching, speak falsely, story, stretch the truth, tale, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, tell a lie, trump up, trumped-up story, untruth, untruthfulness, white lie, yarn
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