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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make fun of in a taunting way.

Usage examples (37)
  • His parting jibe hurt her to the core.
  • Cue the wingnuts to claim that this mild political jibe is hate speech.
  • I do not believe in unilateral disarmament, but I do believe the truth-telling jibe is always mightier than the partisan grunt.
  • These terms jibe nicely with Mr. Putin's own rhetoric of threats and fear. 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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