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gibe

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or jibe

[ jahyb ]
/ dʒaɪb /
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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

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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

Other definitions 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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