Meaning of “fib” in the English Dictionary

"fib" in British English

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fibverb [ I ]

uk /fɪb/ us /fɪb/ -bb- informal

to tell a small lie that does not cause any harm:

I can tell he's fibbing because he's smiling!

fibnoun [ C ]

/fɪb/ /fɪb/ informal

a small lie that does not cause any harm:

Don't believe him - he's telling fibs again.

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

"fib" in American English

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fibnoun [ C ]

us /fɪb/ infml

an unimportant lie:

Have you been telling fibs about me?
fib
verb [ I ] us /fɪb/ -bb-

infml

George was fibbing some to make things seem more exciting.

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

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