Meaning of “bib” in the English Dictionary

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"bib" in British English

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bibnoun [ C ]

uk /bɪb/ us /bɪb/

a cover made of cloth or plastic that is worn by young children when eating to protect their clothes

the part of some styles of clothing, for example an apron, a pinafore, or a pair of dungarees, that covers the chest

UK US practice pinny, scrimmage vest a piece of clothing like a light shirt with no sleeves that is worn over other clothing, for example in team games to show which team a person is playing for

Examples from literature

  • Do not tuck it into your neck like a child's bib. 
  • He had a vision of a high chair, and a child installed therein with the customary bib and spoon. 
  • In one shadowy corner Jane Gray usually sat, busy with her endless knitting of bibs for babies. 
  • She was struggling with the children's bibs and rather preoccupied. 
  • These had bibs on and had to be held up by their fond mothers. 

(Definition of “bib” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bib" in American English

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bibnoun [ C ]

us /bɪb/

a cover made of cloth or plastic that is worn by young children when eating to prevent their clothes from getting dirty

(Definition of “bib” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)