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rib

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rib

  1. 1 a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect <the movie is a rib of the “dramatic love story” that was so popular in the 1950s> Synonyms burlesque, caricature, put-on, parody, send-up, spoof, takeoff, travestyRelated Words lampoon, mockery, satire; comedy, farce, humor, sketch, slapstick, squib; distortion, exaggeration; imitation, impersonation, mimicking

  2. 2 something said or done to cause laughter <began to lose his sense of humor after being the butt of his friends' ribs once too often> Synonyms boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, joke, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]Related Words funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay




rib

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rib

  1. to make fun of in a good-natured way <ribbed him a bit about fumbling such an easy play> Synonyms chaff, jive, joke, josh, kid, rally, razz, tease, ride, roastRelated Words banter; fool, fun, string along; jest, quip, wisecrack; gag, jape, jolly, yuk (or yuck) [slang]




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