verb (used without object), gibed, gib·ing.
verb (used with object), gibed, gib·ing.
Origin of gibe1
Synonyms for gibe
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
Historical Examples of gibe
Come, before he comes to gibe us for having heeded a moment.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
There came a new note into the woman's voice as she answered the gibe.Within the Law
But even that gibe hinted at a recklessness that matched her own and gave her comfort now.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
But not even that gibe could stir M. Binet out of his lethargy of content.Scaramouche
To shock the one or gibe at the other were a blasphemy he simply couldn't contemplate.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
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."