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Definition of "fribble" [frib•ble]

  • To waste (time, for example); fritter (something) away. (verb-transitive)
  • To waste time; trifle. (verb-intransitive)
  • A frivolity; a trifle. (noun)
  • A frivolous person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fribble" in a sentence
  • "The entire argument was laughable because no argument can be taken seriously when the word "fribble" must be used so often."
  • "New Oxford American Dictionary tells me that "fribble" as a verb means to "part with lightly and wastefully; fritter.""
  • "But I had a great time hating Mr. Bounderby and The Designated No-Good Brother Tom and Mrs. Sparsit and wondering what on earth Louisa sees in the world-weary fribble Mr. Harthouse and how anybody could have missed that Mrs. Pegler was Mr. Bounderby's mother (oops, Spoiler -- except for it's being all too obvious from the beginning)."