Friday, October 11, 2013

Driblet

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. a small portion or part
2. a small or petty sum

Examples:
"I only asked for a driblet of blood to quench my thirst but she screamed and ran away." - Dracula
"The driblet of Halloween candy offered at each house made the trick-or-treaters angry."

Origin: (etymonline.com)
"1590s, diminutive of drib (n.)."

Awkwardness rating: 4

Only a driblet? We'll be back with some eggs! (theguardian.com)