Jibe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒaɪb|  American pronunciation of the word jibe
Brit.  |dʒaɪb|  British pronunciation of the word jibe


- an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect (syn: barb, dig, gibe, shaft, shot, slam)


- be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics (syn: agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, match, tally)
- shift from one side of the ship to the other (syn: gybe, jib)

Extra examples

Some comics prefer the smutty joke and others the clever jibe.

That's a cheap jibe.

She was tired of his cheap jibes.

His report did not jibe with the facts.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: jibe
he/she/it: jibes
present participle: jibing
past tense: jibed
past participle: jibed
singular: jibe
plural: jibes
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