The definition of a rib is any of the curved bones attached to the spinal column, or a raised ridge in fabric.(noun)
To rib means to tease.(verb)
An example of rib is to make fun of and share stories about a person at their retirement party.
See rib in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < the rib, senseSlang
Origin: ME ribbe < OE rib, akin to ON rif, Ger rippe < IE base *rebh-, to arch over, roof over > Gr ereptein, to crown, OSlav rebro, rib
See rib in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English ribb.
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