- The definition of a gibe is a jeer or a tease.
An example of a gibe is a mocking of someone's talents.
- Gibe is defined as to jeer or make fun of.
An example of gibe is for a child to tease another child.
transitive verbgibed, gibing
Origin of gibe; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French giber, to handle roughly
verbgibed gibed, gib·ing, gibes also jibed or jib·ing or jibes
Origin of gibePossibly from obsolete French giber, to handle roughly, play, from Old French.
(third-person singular simple present gibes, present participle gibing, simple past and past participle gibed)
Compare Old Norse geipa (“to talk nonsense”).