A facetious or insulting remark; a jeer or taunt. (noun)
To perform a jibe (2, 3). (verb)
Examples of word gibe
Paddy Ashdown, a former leader of the Liberal Democrats who took part in the IPPR study, recalled the gibe by the late U.S. secretary of state Dean Acheson in 1962: "Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role."
To a thoroughly serious person, to a person like Lord Chesterfield (who was indeed very serious in his own way, and abhorred proverbial philosophy), or to one who cannot away with the introduction of a quip in connection with a solemn subject, and who thinks that indulgence in a gibe is a clear proof that the writer has no solid argument to produce, Fuller must be nothing but a puzzle or a disgust.
We have seen the kind of gibe with which Agricola's eloquence was greeted at Pavia.
They will be bold that may venture to break a gibe on the man-at-arms for the follies of the page; and I trust, that ere we return I shall have done something more worthy of note than hallooing a hound after a deer, or scrambling a crag for a kite’s nest.”
"I want to make the tax code so simple that even Timothy Geithner can file his taxes on time," he said, in a gibe at the current Treasury secretary, whose tax fumbles emerged during his confirmation hearings.
She did not dignify his gibe with an answer but instead remained focused on texting, her speeding thumbs a blur.
I did not weep; but I knelt down, and, with a full heart, thanked my guiding spirit for conducting me in safety to the place where I hoped, notwithstanding my adversary's gibe, to meet and grapple with him.
Miller R-Manassas on Thursday for making fiery claims about illegal immigrants and the law that VACOLAO says don't gibe with the facts.
But when speaking of expenses on Monday's earnings call, finance chief John Gerspach discovered a good way to get a gibe in at rivals: We don't have a great name for this.