Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tiny falling drop of liquid.
  • n. A small amount or portion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small portion or part.
  • n. A small or petty sum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small piece or part; any inconsiderable part of a whole: as, the money was paid in driblets; the food was doled out in driblets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From obsolete drib, to fall in drops, alteration of drip.

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  • See aphorism.

    October 14, 2007