gibe

1 [jahyb]
verb (used without object), gibed, gibing.
1.
to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
verb (used with object), gibed, gibing.
2.
to taunt; deride.
noun
3.
a taunting or sarcastic remark.
Also, jibe.


Origin:
1560–70; perhaps < Middle French giber to handle roughly, shake, derivative of gibe staff, billhook

giber, noun
gibingly, adverb


1. mock, sneer, gird. 2. ridicule, twit, fleer. 3. sneer, scoff, jeer.
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gibe

2 [jahyb]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), gibed, gibing, noun
jibe1.
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gibe or jibe1 (dʒaɪb)
 
vb
1.  to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt
 
n
2.  a derisive or provoking remark
 
[C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin]
 
jibe or jibe1
 
vb
 
n
 
[C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin]
 
'giber or jibe1
 
n
 
'jiber or jibe1
 
n
 
'gibingly or jibe1
 
adv
 
'jibingly or jibe1
 
adv

gibe2 (dʒaɪb)
 
vb, —n
a variant spelling of gybe

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gibe
alternative spelling of jibe (q.v.).
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Example sentences
There is a flippant irreverence in its jests and gibes which criticism is forced to condemn.
Come, gentlemen, you must allow us our gibes as you laugh all the way to the bank.
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