A child at mealtime wearing a bib.
bib definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English bibben ; from Classical Latin bibere, imbibe
- an apron-like cloth or plastic napkin tied under a child's chin at meals
- the front upper part of an apron or overalls
bib definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A piece of cloth or plastic secured under the chin and worn, especially by small children, to protect the clothing while eating.
- a. The part of an apron or pair of overalls worn over the chest.b. Bibbed overalls worn while skiing.c. A piece of cloth or plastic bearing a number, usually worn over the chest or back, identifying a competitor in a race.
Origin: Probably from Middle English bibben, to drink heartily, from Latin bibere; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.
- also bib. biblical