shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe

(noun) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; “his parting shot was ‘drop dead’”; “she threw shafts of sarcasm”; “she takes a dig at me every chance she gets”

jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe

(verb) laugh at with contempt and derision; “The crowd jeered at the speaker”

match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree

(verb) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; “The two stories don’t agree in many details”; “The handwriting checks with the signature on the check”; “The suspect’s fingerprints don’t match those on the gun”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


Abbreviation of Gibraltarian English.


• Geib, IBGE


gibe (plural gibes)

Alternative spelling of gybe

Alternative spelling of jibe


gibe (third-person singular simple present gibes, present participle gibing, simple past and past participle gibed)

Alternative spelling of gybe

Alternative spelling of jibe


• Geib, IBGE

Source: Wiktionary

Gibe, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibing.] Etym: [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play, Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.]

Definition: To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff. Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout. Swift.

Gibe, v. i.

Definition: To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock. Draw the beasts as I describe them, From their features, while I gibe them. Swift.

Gibe, n.

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

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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International Coffee Day (September 29) is an occasion to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events occurring in places across the world. A day to promote fair trade coffee and raise awareness for the coffee growers’ plight. Other countries celebrate this event on October 1.

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