sib

adjective
\ˈsib \

Definition of sib 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: related by blood : akin

sib

noun

Definition of sib (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : kindred, relatives

b : a blood relation : kinsman

2 : a brother or sister considered irrespective of sex broadly : any plant or animal of a group sharing a degree of genetic relationship corresponding to that of human sibs

3 : a group of persons unilaterally descended from a real or supposed ancestor

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A few months later, her famous sib Kim Kardashian stepped out in what was basically a transparent shift dress sandwiched between a jacket and briefs. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Kendall Jenner Keeps the Naked Dress Trend Alive and Well at Cannes," 12 May 2018 The two sibs have been getting in a ton of quality time since the baby was born. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kendall Jenner Says Kylie Having a Baby Has "Made Us Even Closer"," 15 Mar. 2018 Tara, who works for Akshi, is constantly anxious about her street-wise sib, leading to some serious shouting matches between the two. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Beyond the Clouds' ('Ansooy-e Abrha'): Film Review," 22 Jan. 2018 To back up your sib’s argument, though, there’s the point of this whole celebration: Mom. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "Someone else’s vacation dreams don’t have to be your nightmare," 11 June 2017 To back up your sib's argument, though, there's the point of this whole celebration: Mom. Carolyn Hax, Philly.com, "Sib doesn't want Mom's companion at family reunion," 11 June 2017 To back up your sib’s argument, though, there’s the point of this whole celebration: Mom. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "Someone else’s vacation dreams don’t have to be your nightmare," 11 June 2017 To back up your sib’s argument, though, there’s the point of this whole celebration: Mom. Carolyn Hax, The Mercury News, "Carolyn Hax: Can I ban Mom’s pushy partner from her birthday getaway?," 11 June 2017 To back up your sib’s argument, though, there’s the point of this whole celebration: Mom. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "Someone else’s vacation dreams don’t have to be your nightmare," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of sib

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for sib

Adjective

Middle English, from Old English sibb, from sibb kinship; akin to Old High German sippa kinship, family, Latin sodalis comrade, Greek ēthos custom, character, Latin suus one's own — more at suicide

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sib

noun
\ˈsib \

Medical Definition of sib 

: a brother or sister considered irrespective of sex broadly : any plant or animal of a group sharing a degree of genetic relationship corresponding to that of human sibs

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