gibe

1

or jibe

[ jahyb ]
/ dʒaɪb /

verb (used without object), gibed, gib·ing.

to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.

verb (used with object), gibed, gib·ing.

to taunt; deride.

noun

a taunting or sarcastic remark.

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Origin of gibe

1
First recorded before 1560–70; perhaps from Middle French giber “to handle roughly, shake,” derivative of gibe “staff, billhook”

OTHER WORDS FROM gibe

giber, noungib·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for gibe (2 of 2)

gibe2
[ jahyb ]
/ dʒaɪb /

verb (used with or without object), noun gibed, gib·ing,

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British Dictionary definitions for gibe (1 of 2)

gibe1

jibe

/ (dʒaɪb) /

verb

to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt

noun

a derisive or provoking remark

Derived forms of gibe

giber or jiber, noungibingly or jibingly, adverb

Word Origin for gibe

C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for gibe (2 of 2)

gibe2
/ (dʒaɪb) /

verb, noun nautical

a variant spelling of gybe
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