from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.
- transitive v. To deride with taunting remarks.
- n. A derisive remark.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A facetious or insulting remark; a jeer or taunt.
- v. To perform a jibe (2, 3).
- v. To agree.
- v. To cause to execute a gibe (2, 3).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
- intransitive v. To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.
- n. An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter taunting or sarcastic words; rail; sneer; scoff: absolutely or with at.
- Synonyms Jeer, Scoff, etc. See sneer.
- To speak of or to with taunting or sarcastic words; deride; scoff at; rail at; ridicule.
- n. A tauntingly or contemptuously sarcastic remark; a scoff; a railing; an expression of sarcastic scorn.
- n. Synonyms Taunt, jeer, sneer, fleer, insult, reproach.
- Nautical See jibe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. laugh at with contempt and derision
- v. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
- n. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Possibly from obsolete French giber, to handle roughly, play, from Old French.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare Old Norse geipa ("to talk nonsense"). (Wiktionary)