Main definitions of kibble in English

: kibble1kibble2

kibble1

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective kibbled
  • Grind or chop (beans, grain, etc.) coarsely:

    ‘a high protein legume such as kibbled beans’
    • ‘Kibbled bread contains kibbled grain which is grain that has been broken into smaller pieces.’
    • ‘Our Soft Grain Strong White Bread flour is a special mix of white flour, kibbled rye and wheat blended to give uniquely textured bread, pizzas and yeast pastries.’
    • ‘It also contains a number of grains, soaked overnight: linseed, rolled oats, polenta, sunflower seeds, purple kibbled wheat and sesame seeds.’
    • ‘Soak the kibbled wheat in the boiling water for 4 hours, until the wheat is swollen and soft.’
    • ‘Premium quality maize and barley is kibbled to optimise digestibility and increase the rumen utilisation rate.’
    • ‘Capabilities include powder blending and damping, sieving, kibbling, dissolving, and filtering.’
    • ‘Each loaf provides the optimum combination of wholemeal wheat flour, kibbled grains and seeds including linseed, poppyseeds and sunflower seeds.’
    crush, pound, pulverize, mill, powder, granulate, grate, mince, shred, crumble, pestle, mash, smash, press, fragment, kibble
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noun

North American
  • [mass noun] Ground meal shaped into pellets, especially for pet food:

    ‘a bowl of kibble’
    • ‘I opened the top of the pack to take out his breakfast, and there, below the Tupperware container of kibble, was a brown paper bag.’
    • ‘Our dog food has always had the tastiest combination of crunchy meaty kibbles and tender chewy bits; and now we've re-invented canned dog food too!’
    • ‘Your watch is missing and you suspect that your ill-mannered pooch swallowed it down with his kibble.’
    • ‘Mash dry kitten kibble up with some warm water and let her lick it off your fingers.’
    • ‘They gave the dogs normal kibble during one session.’
    • ‘Naturally preserved kibble, no more than 24 percent protein, will serve the breed well.’
    • ‘I caused the kitty kibble to materialize in his bowl.’
    • ‘Into each bowl he measures a few scoops of high-grade kibble, sprinkles on some raisins, and chops half a hard-boiled egg on top.’
    • ‘If I'd known that switching kibble would fix all that, I'd have done it ages ago.’
    • ‘Stuff you wouldn't want to eat but the dog might like: dried liver, plain old (good quality) dog kibble, dry cat food, other pre-made dog treats.’
    • ‘I poured the food in her bowl, mixed it up with a little dry kibble and set it on the floor.’
    • ‘Both dog and cat kibble cost $5.95 for five pounds and $32.50 for 40 pounds.’
    • ‘Oven baked kibble also tends to stick to the dog's teeth a lot worse than extruded dry food.’
    • ‘If you thought it was difficult getting a baby to eat mashed carrots, try feeding Fido generic kibble.’
    • ‘He knelt down and pulled a handful of kibble out of his pocket, which he held out for Ginger.’
    • ‘By the time I'm awake the next morning, it's ten thirty, the sun is up, the birds are singing… and my cat Aryan is sitting on my chest, yowling her lungs out in the hopes of getting some kibble.’
    • ‘Do you want my dog to have to go back to eating generic kibble?’
    • ‘It's not really wholesome stuff, but it can be nutritious enough for a cat that can't eat dry kibble.’

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

kibble

/ˈkɪb(ə)l/

Main definitions of kibble in English

: kibble1kibble2

kibble2

noun

British
  • An iron hoisting bucket used in mines.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Middle High German kübel, from medieval Latin cupellus corn measure, diminutive of cuppa cup.

Pronunciation:

kibble

/ˈkɪb(ə)l/