verb (used with or without object), gybed, gyb·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 gybe
The Phantom had to come about, and get on the right tack, for Guilford was too careful to gybe in that wind.The Yacht Club|Oliver Optic
So they ran before it largely till the bows were pressed right under, and it was no human poser that saved the gybe.Hills and the Sea|H. Belloc
Gybe, or Jibe, to; to shift over the boom of a fore-and-aft sail.
Word Origin for gybe
jib or jibb (dʒɪb)
Word Origin for jibe
alternative spelling of jibe.
"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.
1560s, perhaps from Middle French giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."