ribbing

1
[ rib-ing ]
/ ˈrɪb ɪŋ /

noun

ribs collectively.
an assemblage or arrangement of ribs, as in cloth or a ship.

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Origin of ribbing

1
First recorded in 1555–65; rib1 + -ing1

Definition for ribbing (2 of 2)

ribbing2
[ rib-ing ]
/ ˈrɪb ɪŋ /

noun

an act or instance of teasing.

Origin of ribbing

2
First recorded in 1930–35; rib2 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for ribbing

ribbing
/ (ˈrɪbɪŋ) /

noun

a framework or structure of ribs
ribs collectively
a raised pattern in woven or knitted material, made in knitting by doing purl and plain stitches alternately
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