Gibe

Definition of Gibe

v. i.1.To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
[imp. & p. p. Gibed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibing.]
Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout.
- Swift.
1.To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.
Draw the beasts as I describe them,
From their features, while I gibe them.
- Swift.
n.1.An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.
Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns.
- Shak.
With solemn gibe did Eustace banter me.
- Tennyson.

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