verb (used without object), gibed, gib·ing.
to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
verb (used with object), gibed, gib·ing.
to taunt; deride.
a taunting or sarcastic remark.
- gibbs, james,
- gibbs, josiah willard,
- gibbs, sir philip,
Origin of gibe1
1560–70; perhaps < Middle French giber to handle roughly, shake, derivative of gibe staff, billhook
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt
a derisive or provoking remark
Word Origin for gibe
C16: perhaps from Old French giber to treat roughly, of uncertain origin
verb, noun nautical
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
alternative spelling of jibe.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper