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Bib (verb)

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To Bib. v.n. [bibo, Lat.] To tipple; to sip; to drink frequently.

He playeth with bibbing mother Meroë, as though she were so named, because she would drink mere wine without water. Camden.

To appease a froward child, they gave him drink as often as he cried; so that he was constantly bibbing, and drank more in twenty four hours than I did. Locke

Sources: Camden, William (28) · Locke, John (269)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Bib (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 16, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2480.


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