Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of barb.

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Examples

  • The back and forth barbing ended in tears after Matt informed Bruno that the Austrian Minister to Great Britain had called for a boycott of his new movie, Bruno, do to its misrepresentation of the Austrian people.

    “Bruno” Poster

  • After hearing that the Hills star had publicly dissed by calling her a “troll” and referring to her as the “less cute twin,” MK got even with a bit of immature barbing of her own.

    Spencer Pratt vs. Mary-Kate Olsen

  • They are frequently barbing, one upping, competing for my husband and my attention.

    Donna Fish: Girls Fighting with Girls and What We Can Learn From Men

  • This was surely better than a talent for barbing epigrams, and she led a worthier life at Cirey than in that Paris which Voltaire described so bitterly.

    Voltaire

  • CALLER: Mr. Maher, you made a great living barbing the Bush administration and that's all great and good, but how would you have handled the situation after 9/11?

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2007

  • CALLER: Mr. Maher, you made a great living barbing the Bush administration and that's all great and good, but how would you have handled the situation after 9/11?

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2007

  • ANDERSON: ... psychiatry barbing on the "Today" show ...

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2006

  • STRANGER: And the fishing by day is called by the general name of barbing, because the spears, too, are barbed at the point.

    The Sophist

  • COOPER: Look, it is easy to bash -- I mean, a lot of people are barbing ABC these days, and as former employees of ABC, it's easier for us, perhaps, than anyone to bash it, but just to be fair, they still get a tremendous audience.

    CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2002

  • The weasels wind up barbing each other constantly just as two close and mutually dedicated friends would do over a casual drink at the bar.

    Thud Ridge

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