gibe (plural gibes)

  1. Alternative spelling of gybe
  2. Alternative spelling of jibe
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: […] (Second Quarto), London: Printed by I[ames] R[oberts] for N[icholas] L[ing] […], published 1604, OCLC 760858814 ↗, [Act V, scene i] ↗:
      Alas poore Yoricke, […] where be your gibes now? your gamboles? your ſongs? your flaſhes of merriment, that were wont to ſet the table on a roare, not one now to mocke your owne grinning, quite chapfallen#English|chopfalne.

gibe (gibes, present participle gibing; past and past participle gibed)

  1. Alternative spelling of gybe
  2. Alternative spelling of jibe
    • c. 1595–1596, W. Shakespere [i.e., William Shakespeare], A Pleasant Conceited Comedie Called, Loues Labors Lost. […] (First Quarto), imprinted in London: By W[illiam] W[hite] for Cut[h]bert Burby, published 1598, OCLC 61366361 ↗, [Act V, scene ii] ↗:
      Why thats the way to choake a gibing ſpirrit, / Whoſe influence is begot of that looſe grace, / Which ſhallow laughing hearers giue to fooles, {{...}
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii], page 346 ↗, column 1:
      [Y]ou / Did pocket vp my Letters: and with taunts / Did gibe my missive#English|Miſive out of audience.

Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Gibraltarian#English|Gibraltarian English#English|English.

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