He made a speech at Oxford, in which he indulged in flouts and gibes at my own humble expense.
Whereat Socrates: When will you have done with your gibes, Callias?
But they answered that they came not for gibes but for tears, that Balder might be saved.
The giantess is kept there by the gibes of Atli till the daybreak.
The worst of it was, his lance was as keen, and went as straight to the point, as his gibes.
But the man continued, in season and out of season, to make him the butt of his gibes.
They menaced the communiers with their canes and swords, while redoubling their gibes.
But the gibes of Newall and Parfitt were still rankling in his breast.
Does you know, Mr. Edies Ochiltrees, who it is you put off your gibes and your jests upon?
Not even Yorick, with his “gibes” and “flashes of merriment”—not even he is spared.
"agree, fit," 1813, of unknown origin, perhaps a figurative extension of earlier jib, gybe (v.) "shift a sail or boom" (see jib). OED, however, suggests a phonetic variant of chime, as if meaning "to chime in with, to be in harmony." Related: Jibed; jibes; jibing.
1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."