verb (used without object), gibed, gib·ing.
- to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.
verb (used with object), gibed, gib·ing.
- to taunt; deride.
- a taunting or sarcastic remark.
verb (used with or without object), gibed, gib·ing, noun
verb (used without object), jibed, jib·ing.
- 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.
verb (used with object), jibed, jib·ing.
- to cause to jibe.
- the act of jibing.
- 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
verb, noun nautical
- a variant spelling of gybe
“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.”