fribble

fribble
I. a.
Trifling, frivolous, silly, fribbling, frippery.
II. n.
Trifler, frivolous fellow, fribbler, coxcomb.
III. v. n.
1.
Trifle, cavil feebly, play the fribble (r).
2.
Totter.

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  • Fribble — Frib ble, n. A frivolous, contemptible fellow; a fop. [1913 Webster] A pert fribble of a peer. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fribble — [frib′əl] adj. [< ?] of little importance; trifling n. 1. a person who wastes time 2. any trifling act or thought vi. fribbled, fribbling to waste time; trifle fribble away to use wastefully …   English World dictionary

  • Fribble — Frib ble, a. [Cf. F. frivole, L. frivolus, or E. frippery.] Frivolous; trifling; silly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fribble — Frib ble, v. i. 1. To act in a trifling or foolish manner; to act frivolously. [1913 Webster] The fools that are fribbling round about you. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To totter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fribble — index petty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fribble — Miscellaneous stuff, sometimes important (that s my tax fribble piled up over there), sometimes not (how d all this leaf fribble get all over the windshield?). You have twenty four hours to get all your fribble out of my basement before I toss it …   Dictionary of american slang

  • fribble — Miscellaneous stuff, sometimes important (that s my tax fribble piled up over there), sometimes not (how d all this leaf fribble get all over the windshield?). You have twenty four hours to get all your fribble out of my basement before I toss it …   Dictionary of american slang

  • fribble — I. ˈfribəl verb (fribbled ; fribbled ; fribbling b(ə)liŋ ; fribbles) Etymology: origin unknown intransitive verb 1. : to act in a trifling or foolish manner : act frivolously 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • fribble — I. verb (fribbled; fribbling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1633 transitive verb to trifle or fool away intransitive verb 1. trifle 2. obsolete dodder II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fribble — /ˈfrɪbəl/ (say fribuhl) noun Obsolete 1. a frivolous person: *Flirt, fribble, and shrew as she was, Julia Vickers had displayed … that glowing courage which women of her nature at times possess. –marcus clarke, 1874. 2. a trivial matter or thing …  

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