- The definition of jibe is slang for being in agreement.
An example of jibe is when your opinion is in agreement with someone else's opinion.
jibe definition by Webster's New World
- to shift from one side of a ship to the other when the stern passes across a following or quartering wind: said of a fore-and-aft sail or its boom
- to change the course of a ship so that the sails shift thus
- Informal to be in harmony, agreement, or accord: often with with: accounts that don't jibe
Origin: ; from Dutch gijpen, to shift over (of sails), origin, originally , to gasp for air: see jib
- jiber noun
jibe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also gybe Nauticalverb jibed jibed also gybed, jib·ing also gyb·ing, jibes also gybes verb, intransitive
Origin: Alteration (perhaps influenced by jib1) of gybe, from obsolete Dutch gijben.
intransitive verb jibed jibed, jib·ing, jibes Informal
Origin: Origin unknown.
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