Definition of quib in US English:

quib

noun

  • A jibe, a taunt; a quip. Compare "quibble". Now North American.

verb

  • 1with object Chiefly US= "quip".

  • 2no object Chiefly US. To argue or quibble, especially about a triviality or in a petty manner. Chiefly with about, over.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently from (originally in plural) classical Latin quibus, dative and ablative plural of quī who, as a word of frequent occurrence in legal documents and hence associated with the length and unnnecessary complexity of legal documents<br>late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From quib.

Pronunciation

quib

/kwɪb/