Definition of fribble in English:

fribble

noun

informal
  • 1A frivolous or foolish person.

    ‘he grew up regarding his classmates as a bunch of brainless fribbles’
    • ‘What quantities of fribbles, paupers, invalids, epicures, antiquaries, politicians, thieves, and triflers of both sexes, might be advantageously spared!’
    1. 1.1A thing of no great importance.
      ‘to us a little fire was a fribble, a trifling obstacle’
      • ‘Let's include those stock matchbooks in this category, along with all those other fribbles and trifles similarly found.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: symbolic, from the earlier (now obsolete) verb meaning ‘stammer’, also ‘act aimlessly or frivolously’.

Pronunciation:

fribble

/ˈfrɪb(ə)l/