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Definition of "ribbing" [rib•bing]

  • Ribs considered as a group. (noun)
  • An arrangement of ribs, as in a boat. (noun)
  • Informal The act or an instance of joking or teasing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ribbing" in a sentence
  • "The ribbing is finished, and the rib-to-body increases, and I can do it pretty well with my eyes shut."
  • "The reason that Canadians come in for so much ribbing is that some who post on the forums are so transparently easy to goad."
  • "And those guys doing the ribbing are the ones that will be monitoring these screens live at the airports?"