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 gibingsarcasm, 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 gibing
Historical Examples of gibing
Chatellerault was gibing, when my silence had endured some moments.Bardelys the Magnificent
Flesh and blood could no longer stand his unmeaning, yet gibing platitudes.She and I, Volume 1
John Conroy Hutcheson
Other students passed him, talking and laughing, gibing one another.Baseball Joe at Yale
It is the first time since he has appeared at the gathering that he is not gibing at someone.The Complete Opera Book
The black eyes of Olive Henderson flashed flame at the gibing tone.A Changed Heart
May Agnes Fleming
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."