Gibe (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gibing.] [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play, Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.]

To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.

Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout. Swift.

 

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Gibe, v. i.

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.

 

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Gibe, n.

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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