Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of fibbing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The telling of fibs; lying, falsehood.

Etymologies

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fib +‎ -ery

Examples

  • It is a shame to see him reduced to fibbery to protect his bankrupt Party, Thus corruption spreads like ink in the Goldfish bowl.

    Labour`s Pants Aflame

  • It is a shame to see him reduced to fibbery to protect his bankrupt Party, Thus corruption spreads like ink in the Goldfish bowl.

    Archive 2007-11-25

  • It is a shame to see him reduced to fibbery to protect his bankrupt Party, Thus corruption spreads like ink in the Goldfish bowl.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • This is not a major, or even a sensible, blow against fibbery.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Epstein on Ricci:

  • Did it require prescriptive EU legislation, ie a foreign diktat, to stop this chucklesome fibbery, no of course it did not.

    Adolf Hitler Was Right.... (see context )

  • Did it require prescriptive EU legislation, ie a foreign diktat, to stop this chucklesome fibbery, no of course it did not.

    Archive 2007-04-22

  • I can imagine how very disappointing indeed this fibbery - so familiar to political opponents - would be to a fine upstanding individual like Michael Brown.

    Flashback: Jailbird Michael Brown Upset by "Dishonesty"?

  • Yes indeed, between flattery and fibbery, our special boy was sure to get ahead and so his day did come.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Magic folks, the magical powers of bullshit and fibbery.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I can imagine how very disappointing indeed this fibbery - so familiar to political opponents - would be to a fine upstanding individual like Michael Brown.

    Archive 2007-12-30

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  • If fibbers are guilty of fibbery

    Then sybarites wallow in sybary.

    A scribe who is given

    To squibs hasty scriven

    Is lost in the thickets of squibbery.

    June 10, 2017

  • Fibbery squibbery schlock.

    A teapot ran around the block.

    Carbuncle.

    June 10, 2017

  • I used to have a carbuncle. He was wonderfully helpful with "normally aspirated" car engines but became an anachronism when fuel injection came in. He works on lawn mowers now.

    June 10, 2017

  • Gelato.

    June 10, 2017