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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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gibe

(noun) A derisive or provoking remark.

Synonyms: barb, dig, shot

Usage: The referee heard the gibes from the crowd, but, ever the professional, ignored them.
lazarius
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:16:18 AM

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Daemon wrote:
gibe

(noun) A derisive or provoking remark.


Quote:
It was perceived, too, that while Hester never put forward even the humblest title to share in the world's privileges - further than to breathe the common air and earn daily bread for little Pearl and herself by the faithful labour of her hands - she was quick to acknowledge her sisterhood with the race of man whenever benefits were to be conferred. None so ready as she to give of her little substance to every demand of poverty, even though the bitter-hearted pauper threw back a gibe in requital of the food brought regularly to his door, or the garments wrought for him by the fingers that could have embroidered a monarch's robe.

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Yesterday we learned that in BrE it is spelled jibe.

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Mehrdad77
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:01:10 AM

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gibe (n.)
"a taunt," 1570s, from gibe (v.) "speak sneeringly" (1560s), of uncertain origin; perhaps from French giber "to handle roughly," or an alteration of gaber "to mock."

Mehrdad77
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:04:25 AM

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"Loser! Bonehead!" the kids shouted, tossing those words and other gibes at the people who offered themselves up to the annual humiliation of the harvest-fest dunk-tank. A gibe is an insulting comment. To gibe is to insult.

Mehrdad77
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:05:47 AM

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Gibe can be a noun or a verb, but it’s usually a noun meaning an insult, a dis, something to be hurled at enemies, bad drivers, or ex-boyfriends. Gibe is sometimes spelled jibe, but that word has a different meaning and is usually a verb. Keep the g in gibe when referring to the mean words you utter at people who have done you wrong.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 5:45:41 AM

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"He is a great master of gibes and flouts and jeers."


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Irma Crespo
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:44:37 PM

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Gibe- A derisive or provoking remark.
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