AskDefine | Define fribble

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  1. To waste or fritter.
  2. To behave in a frivolous way.
    • 1984: We dried in the sun on a boulder as warm as a dying stove, and fribbled and monkeyed with each other, priming for later. — Guy Davenport, Apples and Pears
  3. To totter.


  1. of no or little importance, frivolous.


  1. A trifling action.
  2. A trifler.

Extensive Definition

A Fribble is a milkshake-like product that is served at Friendly's restaurants. They are made with milk and ice milk (soft serve) and are available in a variety of flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coffee, black and white (chocolate syrup and vanilla soft serve), and mocha (vanilla soft serve and hot fudge). Any of these flavors can be malted for an extra charge. Fribbles come in two sizes: child and adult.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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