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gibe1

[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; perhaps < Middle French giber to handle roughly, shake, derivative of gibe staff, billhook
Related forms
giber, noun
gibingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. mock, sneer, gird. 2. ridicule, twit, fleer. 3. sneer, scoff, jeer.

gibe2

[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), gibed, gibing, noun
1.
jibe1 .
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Examples from the web for gibes
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for gibes

gibe1

/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt
noun
2.
a derisive or provoking remark
Derived Forms
giber, jiber, noun
gibingly, jibingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin

gibe2

/dʒaɪb/
verb, noun (nautical)
1.
a variant spelling of gybe
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Word Origin and History for gibes

gibe

v.

alternative spelling of jibe.

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