- 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, gib′ing
Origin of gibefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French giber, to handle roughly
verbgibed, gib·ing, gibes, also jibed jib·ing 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”).