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

Rhymes with GIBE


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