|—vb , jibs, jibbing, jibbed|
|2.||(of an animal) to stop short and refuse to go forwards: the horse jibbed at the jump|
|3.||nautical variant of gybe|
|[C19: of unknown origin]|
cut of one's jib
One's general appearance or personality, as in I don't like the cut of Ben's jib. In the 17th century the shape of the jib sail often identified a vessel's nationality, and hence whether it was hostile or friendly. The term was being used figuratively by the early 1800s, often to express like or dislike for someone.