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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fib]
    • /fɪb/
    • /ˈfɪb.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fib]
    • /fɪb/

Definitions of fibber word

  • noun fibber a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood. 1
  • verb without object fibber to tell a fib. 1
  • noun fibber (informal) a liar. 1
  • noun fibber person who tells small lies 1

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Origin of fibber

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
1560-70; short for fibble-fable nonsense, gradational compound based on fable

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Parts of speech for Fibber


fibber popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fibber usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fibber

noun fibber

  • fabulist — a person who invents or relates fables.
  • fabricator — to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
  • prevaricator — a person who speaks falsely; liar.
  • storyteller — a person who tells or writes stories or anecdotes.
  • falsifier — to make false or incorrect, especially so as to deceive: to falsify income-tax reports.

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