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jib2

or jibb

[jib] /dʒɪb/ Nautical
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), jibbed, jibbing, noun
1.
jibe1 .

jib3

[jib] /dʒɪb/ Chiefly British
verb (used without object), jibbed, jibbing.
1.
to move restively sidewise or backward instead of forward, as an animal in harness; balk.
2.
to balk at doing something; defer action; procrastinate.
noun
3.
a horse or other animal that jibs.
Origin of jib3
1805-1815
1805-15; perhaps special use of jib2
Related forms
jibber, noun

jibe1

or gibe, gybe, jib, jibb

[jahyb] /dʒaɪb/ Nautical
verb (used without object), jibed, jibing.
1.
to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
2.
to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.
verb (used with object), jibed, jibing.
3.
to cause to jibe.
noun
4.
the act of jibing.
Origin
1685-95; variant of gybe < Dutch gijben, more commonly gijpen
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Examples from the Web for jibbed
Historical Examples
  • But she jibbed furiously when the sisters began to consult him about her personal affairs.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • She left the yards peaceably enough, but jibbed at the river ford.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Miss Ruth, if you had a horse now that jibbed, would you lick him?

    Miss Elliot's Girls Mrs Mary Spring Corning
  • They jibbed, ran away, sneaked off with their loads in the night—quite a mutiny.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • The reverend gentleman appears to have jibbed at the jumper.

  • The led horses, after their first fright, jibbed at the reins and struggled to get free.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • They got the things on board well enough; but the horses were frightened at the gangway, and jibbed.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • It was he who suggested the lamp-post—a threat at which we jibbed somewhat visibly.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • Any other fellow with a spark of spirit in him would have jibbed.

    Two Daring Young Patriots W. P. Shervill
  • Perhaps, if it had been worded "my lawful son," Themis would have jibbed.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for jibbed

jib1

/dʒɪb/
noun
1.
(nautical) any triangular sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel
2.
cut of someone's jib, someone's manner, behaviour, style, etc
3.
(obsolete)
  1. the lower lip, usually when it protrudes forwards in a grimace
  2. the face or nose
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

jib2

/dʒɪb/
verb (intransitive) (mainly Brit) jibs, jibbing, jibbed
1.
(often foll by at) to be reluctant (to); hold back (from); balk (at)
2.
(of an animal) to stop short and refuse to go forwards: the horse jibbed at the jump
3.
(nautical) variant of gybe
Derived Forms
jibber, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin

jib3

/dʒɪb/
noun
1.
the projecting arm of a crane or the boom of a derrick, esp one that is pivoted to enable it to be raised or lowered
Word Origin
C18: probably based on gibbet

jib4

/dʒɪb/
noun
1.
(often pl) (South Wales, dialect) a contortion of the face; a face: stop making jibs
Word Origin
special use of jib1 (in the sense: lower lip, face)

jibe1

/dʒaɪb/
verb, noun
1.
(nautical) variants of gybe

jibe2

/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of gibe1
Derived Forms
jiber, noun
jibingly, adverb

jibe3

/dʒaɪb/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal) to agree; accord; harmonize
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for jibbed

jib

n.

"foresail of a ship," 1660s, gibb, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to gibbet, from notion of a sail "hanging" from a masthead [Barnhart, OED]. Or perhaps from jib (v.) "shift a sail or boom" (1690s), from Dutch gijben, apparently related to gijk "boom or spar of a sailing ship." Said to indicate a ship's character to an observant sailor as a strange vessel approaches at sea; also nautical slang for "face," hence cut of (one's) jib "personal appearance" (1821).

jibe

v.

"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.

n.

1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."

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