“No pressure then,” Sun editor Dominic Mohan jibed in a Sunday Times column today recounting his hectic week preparing the launch.
How they jeered and jibed, and took fifty years to understand him!
"No need to remind you I'm a tenderfoot," he jibed at himself.
Meanwhile were the strangers / jibed with many a threat; Dankwart and Hagen, / their hearts began to beat.
Item by item he went over the evidence, and it fitted and jibed in every detail.
Noah sprang that on Mrs. Noah when they were in the Ark, jibed Mouser.
At last Jake jibed the sloop's mainsail over and stood away from them.
The girl long used to the rough news and beggar boys of the city, and out of temper, withal, jibed back at them with interest.
"School teachers are more in your line, I suppose," she jibed.
And she pointed to a small sloop that had jibed and gone over in a sudden squall.
"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."