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verb \ˈjīb\
gibed or jibedgib·ing or jib·ing

Definition of GIBE

intransitive verb
:  to utter taunting words
transitive verb
:  to deride or tease with taunting words
gibe or jibe noun
gib·er or jib·er noun

Variants of GIBE

gibe or jibe \ˈjīb\

Examples of GIBE

  1. <teammates gibing each other when one fouls up an important play>

Origin of GIBE

perhaps from Middle French giber to shake, handle roughly
First Known Use: 1567

Synonym Discussion of GIBE

scoff, jeer, gibe, fleer, sneer, flout mean to show one's contempt in derision or mockery. scoff stresses insolence, disrespect, or incredulity as motivating the derision <scoffed at their concerns>. jeer suggests a coarser more undiscriminating derision <the crowd jeered at the prisoners>. gibe implies taunting either good-naturedly or in sarcastic derision <hooted and gibed at the umpire>. fleer suggests grinning or grimacing derisively <the saucy jackanapes fleered at my credulity>. sneer stresses insulting by contemptuous facial expression, phrasing, or tone of voice <sneered at anything romantic>. flout stresses contempt shown by refusal to heed <flouted the conventions of polite society>.

Rhymes with GIBE

GIBED Defined for Kids


verb \ˈjīb\
gibed or jibedgib·ing or jib·ing

Definition of GIBE for Kids

:  to speak or tease with words that are insulting or scornful :  jeer <They gibed the boy about his tattered clothes.>

Variants of GIBE

gibe or jibe \ˈjīb\



Definition of GIBE for Kids

:  an insulting or scornful remark :  jeer <He tried to ignore their hurtful gibes.>

Variants of GIBE

gibe or jibe


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