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gibe

gibe (jibe)

 
 
pronunciation:
jaIb
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gibed, gibes, gibing
definition: to make mocking or derisive comments.
synonyms:
fleer, jeer, mock, poke fun at, tease
similar words:
scoff, sneer
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to ridicule, taunt, or jeer at.
synonyms:
deride, fleer, jeer, mock, rag, ridicule, taunt, tease, twit
similar words:
rib, roast, sneer
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a mocking or derisive comment.
The talk show host's humorous gibes at the politician made the audience roar with laughter.
synonyms:
derision, fleer, jeer, mockery, ridicule, tease, twit
similar words:
crack, dig, raillery, sarcasm, scoff, sneer
derivations: gibingly (adv.), giber (n.)