American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A piece of cloth or plastic secured under the chin and worn, especially by small children, to protect the clothing while eating.
- n. The part of an apron or pair of overalls worn over the chest.
- n. Bibbed overalls worn while skiing.
- n. A piece of cloth or plastic bearing a number, usually worn over the chest or back, identifying a competitor in a race.
- v. To drink or to indulge in drinking.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sip; tipple; drink frequently.
- n. A cloth worn by children under the chin to keep the front of the dress clean, especially when eating.
- n. A similar article worn by adults, especially as forming the upper part of an apron.
- n. A curved vent or nozle used to alter the direction of the flow of liquids.
- n. Nautical, same as bibb, the usual spelling in this sense.
- n. The most common name of the whiting-pout, Gadus luscus, a fish of the family Gudidæ. See blens, 2.
- n. An item of clothing for babies tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.
- n. The upper part of an apron or overalls.
- v. archaic To drink heartily; to tipple.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small piece of cloth worn by children over the breast, to protect the clothes.
- n. (Zoöl.) An arctic fish (Gadus luscus), allied to the cod; -- called also
poutand whiting pout.
- n. A bibcock.
- v. obsolete To drink; to tipple.
- v. To drink; to sip; to tipple.
- n. a napkin tied under the chin of a child while eating
- v. drink moderately but regularly
- n. top part of an apron; covering the chest
- Originally verb sense “drink heartily”, from Middle English bibben, either from Latin bibō ("I drink"), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₃-, or of imitative origin (onomatopoeia). Noun sense (clothing) presumably either because worn while drinking, or because the clothing itself “drinks up” spills. (Wiktionary)
- Probably from Middle English bibben, to drink heartily, from Latin bibere; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cracking them open can be hard work, and you're going to get messy (a bib is provided), but the reward of large chunks of succulent crabmeat with a spicy kick makes it worth the effort.”
“This is my partner Manuel," said Eleno over the din, taking us to a big man in bib overalls who was pushing a huge chunk of obsidian into a howling buzz saw — with his bare hands.”
“If he looked behind him, he would see DeMint with a napkin bib, knife, and fork.”
“I soon saw a fellow in bib overalls walking in my direction who had not noticed me since he was intent on studying the deer tracks.”
“A stoop-shouldered muscular man in bib overalls slid down the ditch on his rear end and approached us.”
“You may find that certain clothing — such as one-piece or "bib" - type outfits — help keep the tube from catching on something and pulling out.”
“Craig, he donned the heavy suit of rubberized reinforced canvas, had the leads placed on his feet and finally was fitted with the metal head and the "bib" -- the whole weighing hardly short of three hundred pounds.”
“There’s no doubt that if I were wearing a white shirt while eating this meal, no napkin bib would be a good enough defense.”
“Any unpleasant fluids collect in the bib, which is also biodegradable.”
“He looked at the size and colors of the feathers on the chest, called a bib, and at the feathers on the underside of the wing.”
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