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Fribble   Listen
noun
Fribble  n.  A frivolous, contemptible fellow; a fop. "A pert fribble of a peer."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Fribble" Quotes from Famous Books



... a Frenchman's Filly: Did Francis Fribble figure on a Frenchman's Filly? If Francis Fribble figured on a Frenchman's Filly, Where's the Frenchman's Filly Francis Fribble ...
— Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation • Anonymous

... Mr. Fribble may not, perhaps, be much mistaken where he intimates, that the supplying a Man's Wife with Pin-money, is furnishing her with Arms against himself, and in a manner becoming accessary to his own Dishonour. ...
— The Spectator, Volume 2. • Addison and Steele

... until one fatal night when Romley, in the rectory parlour at Wroote, attuned his voice to sing the Vicar of Bray. In his study Mr. Wesley heard it. He, of all men, was no Vicar of Bray, albeit he had abjured Dissent: but he felt his cloth insulted, and by this fribble of his own order. It was treason in short, and he bounced into the parlour as ...
— Hetty Wesley • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch



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