See also: GibE

English edit

Noun edit

gibe (plural gibes)

  1. Alternative spelling of gybe
  2. Alternative spelling of jibe (facetious or insulting remark)
    • c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: [] (Second Quarto), London: [] I[ames] R[oberts] for N[icholas] L[ing] [], published 1604, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i]:
      Alas poore Yoricke, [] where be your gibes now? your gamboles? your ſongs? your flaſhes of merriment, that were wont to ſet the table on a roare, not one now to mocke your owne grinning, quite chopfalne.
    • 1975 October 27, Jeff Greenfield, “Ragged but Funny”, in New York, volume 8, number 43, New York, N.Y.: New York Magazine Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 65, column 3:
      [George] Carlin's opening-night monologue included some blunt gibes at organized religion which would almost certainly have been cut out of any other network show.
    • 2021 July 12, Mark Landler, “After Defeat, England’s Black Soccer Players Face a Racist Outburst”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      But an ugly eruption of racist gibes against some of its young Black players was a reminder that not everyone glories in the diverse portrait of the country that this team reflects.

Verb edit

gibe (third-person singular simple present gibes, present participle gibing, simple past and past participle gibed)

  1. Alternative spelling of gybe
  2. Alternative spelling of jibe

Anagrams edit

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Pronunciation edit

Noun edit


  1. genitive singular of giob

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gibe ghibe ngibe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 39

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Verb edit


  1. inflection of gibar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative