verb (used without object), gibed, gib·ing.
verb (used with object), gibed, gib·ing.
- gibbs, james,
- gibbs, josiah willard,
- gibbs, sir philip,
Origin of gibe1
verb (used with or without object), gibed, gib·ing, noun
or gibe, gybe, jib, jibb
verb (used without object), jibed, jib·ing.
verb (used with object), jibed, jib·ing.
Origin of jibe1
Examples from the Web for gibe
It was history with a thesis, and the gibe of Montesquieu was justifiable.Landmarks in French Literature|G. Lytton Strachey
Then some British officers, who heard her, laughed as if the gibe had no point for them.In Hostile Red|Joseph Altsheler
"There's a chance in that hoose," Brodie burst out, ignoring the baker's gibe.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
But although Voltaire must have guessed it all, he forbore to gibe at the letter.Francezka|Molly Elliot Seawell
His great heart swelled against her, and his gibe, Keen as his sword, betrayed contempt.Joan of Arc|Jane Alice Sargant
Word Origin for gibe
verb, noun nautical
jib or jibb (dʒɪb)
Word Origin for jibe
alternative spelling of jibe.
"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."