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Definition of gib

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a male cat specifically : a castrated male cat

Definition of gib (Entry 2 of 3)

: a plate of metal or other material machined to hold other parts in place, to afford a bearing surface, or to provide means for overcoming looseness
variants: or Gibr

Definition of Gib (Entry 3 of 3)


First Known Use of gib

Noun (1)

1561, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gib

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Gib, nickname for Gilbert

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Gib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gib. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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