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Is nib a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word nib is a Scrabble US word. The word nib is worth 5 points in Scrabble:


Is nib a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word nib is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:


Is nib a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word nib is a Words With Friends word. The word nib is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):


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You can make 4 words from 'nib' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'nib'


2 letters words from 'nib'

BI 4IN 2

All 3 letters words made out of nib

nib inb nbi bni ibn bin

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Definitions and meaning of nib


Alternative forms

  • knib (obsolete)


From a variant of neb, perhaps due to association with nibble.


  • IPA(key): /nɪb/
  • Rhymes: -ɪb


nib (plural nibs)

  1. The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      Slowly welling from the point of her gold nib, pale blue ink dissolved the full stop; for there her pen stuck; her eyes fixed, and tears slowly filled them.
  2. The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
  3. Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.
  4. A piece of a roasted, hulled cocoa bean.
  5. A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus
      the little nib or fructifying principle
  6. One of the handles projecting from a scythe snath.
  7. The shaft of a wagon.


  • (handle projecting from a scythe snath): thole

Derived terms

  • denib



nib (third-person singular simple present nibs, present participle nibbing, simple past and past participle nibbed)

  1. (transitive) To fit (a pen) with a nib.


  • BNI, NBI, bin, ibn

  • to provide with a penpoint.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)