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Definitions of gibe

gibe1 or jibe (dʒaɪb )



  1. to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt



  1. a derisive or provoking remark

Derived Forms

ˈgiber, or ˈjiber  noun
ˈgibingly, or ˈjibingly  adverb

Word Origin

C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin

gibe2 (dʒaɪb


verb, noun

  1. a variant spelling of gybe

Example Sentences Including 'gibe'

He grinned at the attempted gibe and moved away, saying, `I fear not.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
Too many people, Man thought, cackled too gleefully at this latest gibe.
Heller, Keith Man's Loving Family
`As a matter of fact," he announced, pausing to reply to Tommys gibe ,
Howatch, Susan Absolute Truths


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