Definition of fribble in English:

fribble

noun

informal
  • 1A frivolous or foolish person.

    • ‘What quantities of fribbles, paupers, invalids, epicures, antiquaries, politicians, thieves, and triflers of both sexes, might be advantageously spared!’
    1. 1.1 A thing of no great importance.
      • ‘Let's include those stock matchbooks in this category, along with all those other fribbles and trifles similarly found.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]dated
  • Part with lightly and wastefully; fritter.

    ‘it is no longer respectable to fribble the days away in idle pleasure’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

fribble

/ˈfribəl/