fib

Part of speech: verb

To tell a fib.

Part of speech: noun

A petty falsehood.

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Usage examples "fib":

  1. But I suppose she had no fib handy. - "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
  2. If she had only told a fib once in a while, the public would have had more confidence in her." - "The Pursuit of the House-Boat", John Kendrick Bangs.
  3. What fib could she invent to tell Chalfont? - "The Rustle of Silk", Cosmo Hamilton.