or gibe, gybe, jib, jibb
- to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
- to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.
- to cause to jibe.
- the act of jibing.
Origin of jibe1
- to be in harmony or accord; agree: The report does not quite jibe with the commissioner's observations.
Origin of jibe3
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- to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
- to taunt; deride.
- a taunting or sarcastic remark.
Origin of gibe1
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Examples from the Web for jibed
“No pressure then,” Sun editor Dominic Mohan jibed in a Sunday Times column today recounting his hectic week preparing the launch.Rupert Murdoch Launches Sun on Sunday
February 26, 2012
"No need to remind you I'm a tenderfoot," he jibed at himself.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
Item by item he went over the evidence, and it fitted and jibed in every detail.The Tyranny of Weakness
Charles Neville Buck
Noah sprang that on Mrs. Noah when they were in the Ark, jibed Mouser.Bobby Blake on a Plantation
Frank A. Warner
How they jeered and jibed, and took fifty years to understand him!The Journal of Arthur Stirling
Now he gave jeer for jeer, and taunted the apes that jibed him.Pierre; or The Ambiguities
jib or jibb (dʒɪb)
- nautical variants of gybe
- a variant spelling of gibe 1
- (intr) informal to agree; accord; harmonize
- to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt
- a derisive or provoking remark
- a variant spelling of gybe
Word Origin and History for jibed
"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."