Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    she threw shafts of sarcasm
    she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  2. (verb, communication) laugh at with contempt and derision
  3. (verb, stative) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
    The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Gibe

  1. alternative spelling of jibe (q.v.). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Gibe

gaap, gab, gaba, gabby, gaff, gaffe, gap, gape, gas up, gasify, gasp, gavia, gawp, gazebo, gb, gbu-28, geb, ghb, gib, gip, give, give away, give off, give up

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designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape