Definition of ribbing
: an arrangement of ribs
Examples of ribbing in a Sentence
a little good-natured ribbing between friends
the ribbing on a sweater
Recent Examples of ribbing from the Web
Also coming in for some ribbing: Betsy DeVos, Elizabeth Warren and Al Gore.
Rubio's failed attempt to embrace Ivanka Trump on Tuesday made him the target of some serious ribbing on Twitter.
The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak.
Colin is the garrulous front man, pouring wine and ribbing guests.
The competitive battles, and the ribbing that goes with that, have been a constant theme this spring.
The Sierra Club, an environmental advocacy organization, sent a tweet ribbing Trump for the influence of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, a major opponent of the agreement.
Trump's management style - whether good-natured ribbing or withering comments, depending on one's perspective - dates to his days as a Manhattan real estate developer, when Trump enjoyed operating in an environment of competing factions.
Yet Trump has supplied the material that inspires the comedians’ relentless ribbing.
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First Known Use of ribbing
RIBBING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ribbing for English Language Learners
: friendly jokes about someone
: raised lines on a surface
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