gibe

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 gibe — vb *scoff, jeer, sneer, flout, gird, fleer Analogous words: *ridicule, deride, mock, taunt, twit, rally …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    Modern English usage

  • 14 gibe — [jīb] vi., vt. gibed, gibing [< ? OFr giber, to handle roughly] to jeer or taunt; scoff (at) n. a jeer; taunt; scoff giber n …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 gibe — I n. a gibe about, at II v. (D; intr.) to gibe at * * * [dʒaɪb] at a gibe about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 gibe — UK [dʒaɪb] / US noun [countable] Word forms gibe : singular gibe plural gibes a remark that is intended to hurt someone or to make them feel stupid …

    English dictionary

  • 17 gibe — or jibe verb (gibed or jibed; gibing or jibing) Etymology: perhaps from Middle French giber to shake, handle roughly Date: 1567 intransitive verb to utter taunting words transitive verb to deride or tease with taunting words Synonyms: see scoff …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 gibe — gibe1 giber, n. gibingly, adv. /juyb/, v., gibed, gibing, n. v.i. 1. to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer. v.t., 2. to taunt; deride. n. 3. a taunting or sarcastic remark. Also, ji …

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  • 19 gibe — 1. noun A facetious or insulting remark; a jeer or taunt. 2. verb a) To perform a jibe (2, 3). That explanation doesnt gibe with the facts. b) To agree …

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  • 20 gibe — See gibe, jibe …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions