Jibe meaning

jīb
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.

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(naut.) To cause to jibe.
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To shift a fore-and-aft sail from one side of a vessel to the other while sailing before the wind so as to sail on the opposite tack.
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To cause (a sail) to jibe.
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The act of jibing.
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To be in accord; agree.

Your figures jibe with mine.

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To shift from one side of a ship to the other when the stern passes across a following or quartering wind.
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To change the course of a ship so that the sails shift thus.
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(informal) To be in harmony, agreement, or accord.

Accounts that don't jibe.

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An act of jibing.
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A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.

He flung subtle jibes at her until she couldn't bear to work with him any longer.

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(nautical) A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind, typically resulting in the sudden sweep of the boom from one side of the sailboat to the other.
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(intransitive, nautical) To perform a jibe.
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(intransitive) To agree.

That explanation doesn't jibe with the facts.

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(nautical) To cause to execute a jibe.
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Origin of jibe

  • Alteration (perhaps influenced by jib) of gybe from obsolete Dutch gijben

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition