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 gibing
Others threatened death, in a gibing way, to the king or the queen.The Peasant and the Prince|Harriet Martineau
It was another to listen to her hard, pitiless words, to change colour under the lash of her gibing tongue.Under the Red Robe|Stanley Weyman
Flesh and blood could no longer stand his unmeaning, yet gibing platitudes.She and I, Volume 1|John Conroy Hutcheson
He no longer gave utterance to those sudden, gibing speeches which had so often hurt her intolerably.The Lamp of Fate|Margaret Pedler
In a moment the crew of little spectators were gibing at Horace.Whilomville Stories|Stephen Crane
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."