rib·​bing | \ ˈri-biŋ How to pronounce ribbing (audio) \

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 on the Web Thompson and Piercy remained friends after their time at MU, frequently getting together in the Milwaukee area for lunch and some good-natured ribbing. Ben Steele, USA TODAY, 9 June 2022 Even one Oakland A’s fan at Momo’s was in good spirits, wearing his green and gold and taking some good-natured ribbing from Giants fans. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Apr. 2022 Outfielder Roy White, a Yankee from 1965-79, remembered lively batting practice ribbing and home run contests with Ellis, Munson and Joe Pepitone. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 7 Apr. 2022 The stylish ribbing repeated itself effectively on a torso and arm on another monochrome black look. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 4 Mar. 2022 That revealed itself at 10, when the only girl in an all-boys league fought through the ribbing and derision to become team MVP. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 Freeman arrived at the Dodgers' Camelback Ranch training complex in a suit and tie, but immediately got some good-natured ribbing from his more laidback new teammates. Greg Beacham, ajc, 19 Mar. 2022 The outcome ended more than three years of rivalry angst — five consecutive Bruins losses, two Trojans buzzer-beaters and endless ribbing from across town. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2022 Rams and 49ers fans shared the area, setting up their tents, tables, speakers and grills throughout the area and coexisting mostly peacefully, with a bit of good-natured ribbing. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ribbing

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ribbing was in 1592

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17 Jun 2022

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“Ribbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribbing. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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