verb (used without object), gibed, gib·ing.

  1. to utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer.

verb (used with object), gibed, gib·ing.

  1. to taunt; deride.


  1. a taunting or sarcastic remark.

verb (used with or without object), gibed, gib·ing, noun

  1. jibe1.

verb (used without object), jibed, jib·ing.

  1. to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.
  2. to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner.

verb (used with object), jibed, jib·ing.

  1. to cause to jibe.


  1. the act of jibing.

verb, noun

  1. nautical variants of gybe


  1. a variant spelling of gibe 1


  1. (intr) informal to agree; accord; harmonize


  1. to make jeering or scoffing remarks (at); taunt


  1. a derisive or provoking remark

verb, noun nautical

  1. 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.”

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