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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

1530s, bib (drink heartily) +‎ -er ((agent)) (see bib (clothing to prevent spills from mouth))[1] or from bibben.

NounEdit

bibber (plural bibbers)

  1. One given to drinking alcoholic beverages too freely; a tippler.

Usage notesEdit

Chiefly used in composition, as in winebibber.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ bibber” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪ.bər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bib‧ber
  • Rhymes: -ɪbər

Etymology 1Edit

From bibberen.

NounEdit

bibber m (plural bibbers, diminutive bibbertje n)

  1. shiver, tremble
    Synonym: bibbering

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

bibber

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bibberen
  2. imperative of bibberen

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

bibber

  1. First-person singular present of bibbern.
  2. Imperative singular of bibbern.