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ribbing

adjective

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marked by or expressive of mild or good-natured teasing
  • the lightly ribbing tone tipped me off that this wasn't a serious reprimand

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ribbing

verb
present participle of rib

Synonyms of ribbing (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 ribbing was in 1592

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“Ribbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ribbing. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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