He made a speech at Oxford, in which he indulged in flouts and gibes at my own humble expense.
But the man continued, in season and out of season, to make him the butt of his gibes.
But they answered that they came not for gibes but for tears, that Balder might be saved.
But the gibes of Newall and Parfitt were still rankling in his breast.
The worst of it was, his lance was as keen, and went as straight to the point, as his gibes.
Whereat Socrates: When will you have done with your gibes, Callias?
They menaced the communiers with their canes and swords, while redoubling their gibes.
The giantess is kept there by the gibes of Atli till the daybreak.
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."