But she jibbed furiously when the sisters began to consult him about her personal affairs.
She left the yards peaceably enough, but jibbed at the river ford.
Miss Ruth, if you had a horse now that jibbed, would you lick him?
They jibbed, ran away, sneaked off with their loads in the night—quite a mutiny.
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.
They got the things on board well enough; but the horses were frightened at the gangway, and jibbed.
It was he who suggested the lamp-post—a threat at which we jibbed somewhat visibly.
Any other fellow with a spark of spirit in him would have jibbed.
Perhaps, if it had been worded "my lawful son," Themis would have jibbed.
"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).
"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."