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- n. A male cat, especially an old one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A male cat, esp. an old one. See 1st gib. n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tom-cat, especially an old tom-cat: often implying castration.
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Tybalt, Thibert or Tybert (who is also executioner), various forms of Theobald in the old Beast Epic; as opposed to Gilbert the gib-cat, either a tom-cat or a gibbed (castrated) cat.
And she was lifting up her head and singing a song, and the sound of it as melancholy as a gib-cat in
Gilbert the gib-cat, either a tom-cat or a gibbed (castrated) cat.