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Gibe

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Pronunciation : Gibe
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play, Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.]
Definition : Defn: To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff. Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout. Swift.

i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gibe
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock. Draw the beasts as I describe them, From their features, while I gibe them. Swift.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gibe
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer. Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns. Shak. With solemn gibe did Eustace banter me. Tennyson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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