One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.‘a gibe at his old rivals’snide remark, cutting remark, taunt, sneer, jeer, insult, barbView synonyms
Make insulting or mocking remarks; jeer.‘some cynics in the media might gibe’jeer, taunt, mock, scoff, sneerView synonyms
Mid 16th century (as a verb): perhaps from Old French giber ‘handle roughly’ (in modern dialect ‘kick’); compare with jib.
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