A bib is a price of cloth worn around the neck mainly to protect clothes from food spilling on it. Bibs are more commonly used by babies, children than with adults. Bibs are also worn by adults when specifically consuming messy foods such as shellfish, soups etc. The word comes from the Latin word bibere which means soaked up spills.
Bibs for babies are available in various prints that are different for boys and girls to make it decorative. Adult bibs on the contrary are different from baby bibs and sometimes are just a triangular piece of cloth tucked into the collar as a substitute.