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.
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.
Gibe v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed p. pr. & vb. n. Gibing.] 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.
n : an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and
intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was
`drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a
dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: shot, shaft, slam,
dig, barb, jibe]
v 1: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their
characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many
details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on
the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match
those on the gun" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check,
jibe, tally, agree] [ant: disagree]
2: laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at
the speaker" [syn: jeer, scoff, flout, barrack]