gibe, jibe
The first spelling is recommended for the verb meaning ‘to jeer, mock’. See also (the sailing term) gybe.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Gibe — Gibe, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gibed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gibing}.] [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play, Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.] To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gibe — Gibe, v. i. To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock. [1913 Webster] Draw the beasts as I describe them, From their features, while I gibe them. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gibe — Gibe, n. An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer. [1913 Webster] Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns. Shak. [1913 Webster] With solemn gibe did Eustace banter me. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gibe — is the name of *a river in Ethiopia, see Gibe River *the region around this river, see Gibe region *to utter taunting words …   Wikipedia

  • Gibe — bezeichnet einen Fluss in Äthiopien, siehe Gibe (Fluss) die Region um diesen Fluss, siehe Gibe (Region) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gibe — [n] ridicule comeback, cutting remark, derision, dig*, dump*, jab, jeer, joke, mockery, parting shot*, put down*, rank out*, sarcasm, scoffing, slam*, sneer, swipe, taunt; concept 278 Ant. commendation, praise gibe [v] ridicule deride, dis*,… …   New thesaurus

  • gibe — index disdain, disparage, flout, hector, jeer, mock (deride), plague, ridicule …   Law dictionary

  • gibe at — index jape Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gibe — [dʒaıb] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Old French giber to handle roughly ] another spelling of ↑jibe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gibe — [ dʒaıb ] noun count a remark that is intended to hurt someone or make them feel stupid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gibe — alternative spelling of JIBE (Cf. jibe) …   Etymology dictionary

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