Definition of gibe in English:

gibe

(also jibe)

noun

  • An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.

    ‘a gibe at his old rivals’
    snide remark, cutting remark, taunt, sneer, jeer, insult, barb
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verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Make insulting or mocking remarks; jeer.

    ‘some cynics in the media might gibe’
    jeer, taunt, mock, scoff, sneer
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Origin

Mid 16th century (as a verb): perhaps from Old French giber ‘handle roughly’ (in modern dialect ‘kick’); compare with jib.

Pronunciation

gibe

/jīb//dʒaɪb/