Definition of ribbie in English:

ribbie

noun

Baseball
informal
  • A run batted in.

    See RBI
    • ‘Sweeney piled up his ribbies while hitting 29 homers.’
    • ‘With the bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth, Giambi added a sac fly, netting more applause for the insurance run, his third ribbie of the night.’
    • ‘Tino Martinez, for all of his homers and ribbies, was 3.9 below average, Paul O'Neill - 2.4, Chuck Knoblauch - 15.7, Shane Spencer - 7.7, and David Justice - 9.6.’
    • ‘In his first four games, he came to bat 20 times, got on base 11 times, with 3 HR, 8 runs, 7 ribbies, and just two steals.’
    • ‘His 183 ribbies in 1937 fell one short of the American League record set by Lou Gehrig in 1931.’

Origin

Mid 20th century: elaboration of RBI.

Pronunciation

ribbie

/ˈribē/