- The definition of a drib is a very small amount.
An example of a drib is a fine mist of water that evaporates before it hits the ground.
drib definition by Webster's New World
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drib definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A negligible amount: finished the work in dribs and drabs.
Origin: Perhaps from driblet.
drib - Phrases/Idioms
dribs and drabs
Etymology: < N Eng drib, driblet, droplet + drab for drap, dial. form of drop