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rib

noun

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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

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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

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rib

verb

Synonyms of rib (Entry 2 of 2)

to make fun of in a good-natured way
  • ribbed him a bit about fumbling such an easy play

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The first known use of rib was before the 12th century

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“Rib.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rib. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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