gibe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gibe \Gibe\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Gibing.] [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play,
   Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.]
   To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to
   utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to
   scoff.
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         Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout.     --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gibe \Gibe\, v. i.
   To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at;
   to mock.
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         Draw the beasts as I describe them,
         From their features, while I gibe them.  --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gibe \Gibe\, n.
   An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff;
   a taunt; a sneer.
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         Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns. --Shak.
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         With solemn gibe did Eustace banter me.  --Tennyson.
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