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
Related Words for gibessarcasm, swipe, jab, dump, mockery, scoffing, taunt, jeer, dig, put-down, derision, slam, joke, sneer, comeback, scoff, flout, disrespect, deride, scorn
Examples from the Web for gibes
Historical Examples of gibes
But we must make allowance for these girds and gibes at Democracy, of which we have given a specimen.The Book of Khalid
Whereat Socrates: When will you have done with your gibes, Callias?The Symposium
But they answered that they came not for gibes but for tears, that Balder might be saved.Told by the Northmen:
E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
The giantess is kept there by the gibes of Atli till the daybreak.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
But the man continued, in season and out of season, to make him the butt of his gibes.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
jib or jibb (dʒɪb)
Word Origin for jibe
Word Origin for gibe
verb, noun nautical
"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.
alternative spelling of jibe.
1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."