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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An unkind remark intended to make someone seem silly. Taunt.

Usage examples (39)
  • The club did not take the gibes of the opposing club well.
  • We have seen the kind of gibe with which Agricola's eloquence was greeted at Pavia.
  • He paused, -- as if to give me time to digest his gibe.
  • M. Cuomo "Cabin boy" Quayle gibe masked own budget debacle. for more
Tutoring comment
  • In a sailing race, one team might "gibe" (taunt or insult) another team because of a poorly made "jibe" (a shifting of a sail to change the course of the boat).
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