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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A lot of people still have that image of horseshoe pitchers being farmers in bib overalls.
▪ First he threw down his training bib, then he tried to make a point to coaches Dino Zoff and Giancarlo Oddi.
▪ His head had dropped forward and over his chest a great mat of blood had spread like a bib.
▪ I felt like a country bumpkin in his bib overalls laughed right out of a formal ball.
▪ It felt fun, like tying on a lobster bib.
▪ Victoria's mucky bib came off her flower-sprigged Viyella dress and the chocolate pudding was sponged from her face.
▪ When it came time for my client to testify, he took the witness stand in his bib overalls.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bib \Bib\, v. i. To drink; to sip; to tipple.

He was constantly bibbing.


Bib \Bib\, n. [From Bib, v., because the bib receives the drink that the child slavers from the mouth.]

  1. A small piece of cloth worn by children over the breast, to protect the clothes.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) An arctic fish ( Gadus luscus), allied to the cod; -- called also pout and whiting pout.

  3. A bibcock.


Bib \Bib\, Bibbe \Bibbe\, v. t. [L. bibere. See Beverage, and cf. Imbibe.] To drink; to tipple. [Obs.]

This miller hath . . . bibbed ale.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

linen worn over the breast while eating, 1570s, from verb bibben "to drink" (late 14c.), imitative of lip sounds, or else from Latin bibere (see imbibe), but difficult now to say whether this is because it was worn while drinking or because it "soaked up" spills.


n. 1 An item of clothing for baby tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating. 2 A rectangular piece of material, carrying a bib number, worn as identification by entrants in a race 3 The upper part of an apron or overalls. 4 A patch of colour around an animal's upper breast and throat. 5 An arctic fish (''Gadus luscus''), allied to the cod; the pout. 6 A bibcock. vb. (context archaic English) To drink heartily; to tipple.

  1. n. top part of an apron; covering the chest

  2. a napkin tied under the chin a child while eating


v. drink moderately but regularly; "We tippled the cognac" [syn: tipple]


A bib is a protective garment worn while eating to prevent stains.

Bib may also refer to:

  • The Bib, a small tribe found in the Hazara Division of Pakistan
  • bib, a name of Trisopterus luscus, a species of fish
  • Bib Fortuna, a character in Star Wars
  • Bib shorts, cycling legwear
  • bib, short for bibcock, a type of tap
  • Bib, short for Bibendum, the mascot of Michelin
  • Bib., an abbreviation of Bible
  • bib., an abbreviation of bibliography
  • .bib, the file extension of a BibTeX bibliographic file in TeX and LaTeX

BIB may refer to:

  • Back in Black, an album by the group AC/DC
  • Bag-in-box, a packaging method for wine, battery acid, and other fluids
  • Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, an award for illustration in children's books
  • Board for International Broadcasting, a former U.S. governmental organization
Bib (garment)

A bib is a garment worn hanging from the neck on the chest to protect clothing from accidentally spilled food. Bibs are frequently used by young children, especially infants, but also by some adults. Bibs are also worn when consuming certain "messy" foods, such as lobster.

Bib (tribe)

The Bib are an Hindkowan tribe found in the Abbotabad District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. They occupy two villages between the Rash plains and Thandiani range. The Bib claim to be a branch of the Awan tribe, a claim generally not accepteb by the Awans. They, like the Awans claim descent from the fourth Caliph of Islam, Ali. Their customs are similar to neighbouring Hindkowan communities, and they are entirely Sunni.

Usage examples of "bib".

He looked out to the blue sierras to the south and he hitched up the shoulder strap of his overalls and sat with his thumb hooked in the bib and turned and looked at them.

Then he reached into the bib of his overalls and came out with the pistol.

The boy, dressed in bib overalls and barefooted, was standing in the open bay of the barn, just above the carved letters which said Rocking B.

The maids in the city house had somehow never had it, but perhaps that was because of the way Father had treated them, brushing against them sometimes in the hallway, when he thought no one was looking, using the serving spoon so btessinp - j i that the upper part of his arm gently touched the curve of a breast beneath a white bib and gray cotton.

She sniffed it, grinned, then tucked it under the bib of her sooty white apron.

Shafts of light from above partially illuminated the drunken courtiers as Bib Fortuna crossed the floor to the dais.

He looked up to see Bib Fortuna making his way through the crowd, accompanied by two Gamorrean guards, and followed by a fierce-looking cloaked-and-helmeted bounty hunter who led his captive prize on a leash: Chewbacca, the Wookiee.

Fortuna began speaking as he approached the young Jedi, but Luke never broke stride, so Bib had to reverse his direction in mid-sentence and hurry along with Skywalker in order to carry on a conversation.

Jabba, furious, bashed Bib across the face and sent him reeling to the floor.

I fished out my own packet and glanced at my bib number8then opened the accompanying map.

Four hundred and eighty-seven runners had started the race, and remarkably, nearly seventy of them eventually returned to the finish line, each having delivered the necessary four Popsicle sticks marked with their bib number.

I put on the race bib that had been sitting on the car floor for these last months.

Next, he removed her boots and slid her into his ski pants, carefully threading the bib straps underneath her back.

Amanda was wearing his bib pants so that Scot could pull her by the excess length of the straps dangling next to her shoulders, which meant she was pointed in the wrong direction to be dragged from the cave.

With his ski gloves back on and the loose straps of the bib ski pants in his hands, Scot moved backward two feet and then pulled Amanda slowly forward for one.